Lawyer For Police Officer Charged With Murder Asks for Change of Venue

The lawyer for Nashville police officer Andrew Delke, who is charged with murder after shooting Daniel Hambrick during a foot chase, has asked the Davidson Co. Criminal Court to grant a change of venue, The Tennessean reports. Delke’s attorney, David Raybin, argues that publicity surrounding the case along with reports connecting the shooting with protests and racial tension all but guarantees that Delke will not receive a fair trial in Nashville. Raybin also says that prosecutors "poisoned the well" by publicly releasing surveillance video of the shooting. Deputy District Attorney Roger Moore responded to the request saying: “Fair and impartial jurors exist in Davidson County … Allow this case to proceed where the crime occurred." Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins said he would decide on this request within the next couple of weeks.

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