Appeals court denies 'change of venue' request in Delke trial

Posted at 3:49 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 16:52:10-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Criminal Appeals Court of Tennessee will not intervene in the trial of Andrew Delke, the Metro Nashville Police officer, who shot and killed a man during a police chase.

Officer Delke will be tried in Nashville with a local jury for the killing of Daniel Hambrick back in 2018.

Delke's attorneys argued that opinions are so split that there is bound to be a hung jury, resulting in an expensive retrial.

"A Davidson County jury is unlikely to provide the fair trial guaranteed by the Constitution," Raybin said.

On Tuesday, the appeals court ruled it would not intervene. The next option for Delke's team would be to appeal it to the State Supreme Court.