TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 7, 2019

The case against a Nashville police officer charged with criminal homicide for an on-duty shooting will head to grand jury, The Tennessean reports. General Sessions Judge Melissa Blackburn said today the evidence against Officer Andrew Delke, charged with fatally shooting Daniel Hambrick during a July 26 foot chase, showed probable cause that Delke committed a crime. "The court is mindful of the fact that police work is stressful; that officers must make split-second decisions and often act in a heroic manner," Blackburn said in a two-page ruling. "This does not justify the pursuit of a man suspected of no crime following the trailing of a car not apparently involved in any criminal activity."