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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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After a Nashville police officer was charged with homicide last week, questions are likely to emerge about the man he fatally shot — Daniel Hambrick.

His mother says that, in any trial that may proceed, she hopes the portrait painted of her son includes her vision of him.


When Nashville's District Attorney's office decided to seek a bench warrant for the arrest of Officer Andrew Delke, charging him with criminal homicide for the fatal shooting of Daniel Hambrick, it put into play a more winding legal process.

It still needs to determine what type of homicide Delke will be charged with, if any.

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Daniel Hambrick's family says homicide charges brought last week against Metro Nashville Officer Andrew Delke, who fatally shot Hambrick, are a “good first step.”

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The charge of homicide brought Thursday against a Nashville police officer drew immediate reactions online, as well as emotional statements from community groups and officials.

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Davidson County voters are now set to decide this fall whether to create an independent board overseeing Metro Nashville Police, after the county election commission voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the referendum.

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The fatal shooting of Daniel Hambrick last month as he ran from a Nashville police officer has reanimated questions about Metro Police’s policy governing the use of deadly force, particularly in cases when an officer is chasing after a suspect.

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Hours after new surveillance footage was released showing Officer Andrew Delke shooting Daniel Hambrick in the back, Hambrick's mother spoke out.

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Nashville Mayor David Briley’s response to the shooting of Daniel Hambrick and Wednesday's release of videos that show him fleeing police drew criticisms from several groups, including those who are pushing for a ballot measure to create a community oversight board that would review such incidents.

Some Metro council members and community organizers are also questioning the leadership of the Metro Nashville Police Department.

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Nashville authorities released new surveillance video footage Wednesday that shows a fatal shooting by a city police officer on July 26.

The lawyer representing the victim's family, after seeing the videos for the first time, told WPLN that they want the officer to be fired. Meanwhile, Nashville's mayor is urging patience as the investigation unfolds.