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Anger from Hambrick's family continues as former MNPD officer gets three-year sentence

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Posted at 9:13 PM, Jul 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-11 07:43:05-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The family of a man shot and killed by a Metro Police officer continued their calls for justice on Saturday.

Just over a week after former officer Andrew Delke accepted a plea deal rather than go to trial for shooting Daniel Hambrick, a group protested outside of the home of District Attorney Glenn Funk.

Saturday evening, the family joined a few protesters outside of the home to express their anger against him through a bullhorn.

The protesters are calling for Funk to be voted out of office next year.

Hambrick’s mom said the DA never asked them if they would be OK with a plea deal for voluntary manslaughter, instead of what would have been a trial on a first-degree murder charge.

Delke agreed to a three-year plea deal for voluntary manslaughter but protesters say that’s not enough for taking a life.

"We don't want to let this go, this isn't going away, " said Angel Stansberry with the People's Plaza organization. "We don't have anything that is keeping us at peace right now."

Neighbors said Funk was not home, but his family was inside. He never came out to talk to the protesters.

Organizers said they plan to protest outside the home of Judge Monte Watkins next.

Police did show up after a few neighbors called to complain about the noise, but no one was arrested and police did not approach the protesters.