Nashville council asked to approve $2.25 million settlement of police involved shooting
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- The City of Nashville and the family of a man shot dead by a Metro officer in 2018 have reached a multi-million dollar settlement.
The family of Daniel Hambrick has agreed to settle its civil claim against the city for 2.25 million dollars.
The Hambrick family attorneys are calling the settlement “a measure of justice for the family.” City officials say the deal will “avoid years of protracted litigation.”
Officer Andrew Delke is awaiting trial in the case. He was charged with murder after shooting an armed, but fleeing Daniel Hambrick in the back following a traffic stop.
Delke has pleaded not guilty in the case. His attorneys say he merely followed his training in response to the situation.
The Metro Councill must approve the settlement before the deal can be made final.