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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.

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For the first time in the city's history, a Nashville police officer faces a charge of criminal homicide in connection with his duties.

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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.

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In the aftermath of last week's shooting of Daniel Hambrick by a Nashville police officer, a petition to establish independent civilian oversight of the police is closer than ever to being on the ballot this November.

Organizers need about 6,000 signatures by Thursday to qualify, and they say they've seen more interest because of last week's shooting.

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Metro Police say that officers "rendered aid" to Daniel Hambrick after he was fatally shot last week. But a spokesman says police did not provide any medical help themselves.

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