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A Supreme Court decision in the 1980s known as Tennessee v. Garner is back in the public eye. It came up during the court proceedings for Nashville police officer Andrew Delke, who this week pleaded not guilty to  a first-degree murder charge for a fatal shooting in July. 

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The indictment of a Nashville police officer, Andrew Delke, for fatally shooting a young black man, Daniel Hambrick, is the first time in the city’s history an on-duty officer has been charged with murder.

A year and a half earlier, the high-profile shooting of Jocques Clemmons by another Nashville officer did not result in a trial. Police advocates say both officers followed their training and acted in self-defense because Hambrick and Clemmons had guns.

The similarity of these cases has brought together the mothers of the two men who were killed, both of whom say their sons shouldn't be painted as criminals. 

Officer Andrew Delke
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A grand jury has indicted Metro Nashville Police Officer Andrew Delke with a charge of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Daniel Hambrick in July 2018. Delke's attorney says the officer will not plead guilty and will fight the charges at trial.

Officer Andrew Delke
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This week, Nashville moved a step closer to a seeing a police officer stand trial in a homicide case. If Andrew Delke is convicted, it would be the first time for actions by an on-duty Metro officer.

Glenn Funk
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A provocative comment made during the preliminary hearing in the homicide case against Nashville Officer Andrew Delke has prompted a heated exchange between the case’s competing attorneys.

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Updated at 3:45 p.m.

The homicide case against a Nashville police officer will move forward to the Davidson County Grand Jury.

A judge ruled Monday that there is probable cause to allow prosecutors to continue their case against Officer Andrew Delke, who fatally shot 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick during a foot chase on July 26, 2018.

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Battle lines were drawn Saturday by competing legal teams as they concluded the preliminary hearing for the homicide case against Nashville Officer Andrew Delke.

Blake Farmer / WPLN

The Davidson County judge considering a homicide case against Metro Police Officer Andrew Delke is deciding what evidence should be allowed in a critical pre-trial hearing next month.

Nashville Officer Andrew Delke
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Court dates have already been rescheduled twice for Nashville police Officer Andrew Delke, who faces a homicide charge in the July fatal shooting of 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick.

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A white Nashville officer is under intense scrutiny after fatally shooting a black man while he was fleeing, allegedly with a gun.

Now, as Officer Andrew Delke faces a homicide charge, one Vanderbilt doctoral candidate has crunched more than a year of his traffic stop data, which suggests some trends in his style of policing.

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