TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 11, 2019
Family members of Daniel Hambrick, the black man fatally shot by white Nashville police officer Andrew Delke, have sued the city and the officer for $30 million, saying racism on the force led to Hambrick's death, The Tennessean reports. The wrongful death lawsuit says the police department created a "culture of fear, violence, racism and impunity" that Delke "internalized" at the police training academy and on the job. That culture, the lawsuit states, led to Hambrick's death on July 26. The suit comes as the city is preparing for a criminal trial against Delke.