TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 27, 2019
A judge said this week he would seal evidence filed in the murder case against Nashville police Officer Andrew Delke, The Tennessean reports. Judge Monte Watkins issued his four-page order days after Delke's defense attorney David Raybin argued in favor of sealing evidence in the case last week. Delke is charged after he shot a man during a foot chase last year. Raybin said allowing evidence to be filed with the court clerk, and therefore available to reporters and other members of the public, would jeopardize Delke's right to a fair trial because potential jurors might see evidence that is later deemed inadmissible at trial.