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Expert: Conviction of Former Metro Officer Difficult

Posted: 7:34 PM, Sep 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-29 00:56:40Z

Legal experts say convicting former Metro Officer Andrew Delke of homicide could be difficult, especially in front of a jury of his peers.

Delke, was arrested Thursday and charged in the shooting death of Daniel Hambrick. In surveillance video, Hambrick could be seen running away from Delke.

The 25-year-old was shot multiple times by the former Metro officer and police say he had a gun in his hand when he was killed.

"What Officer Delke is going to have to show is he really truly believed he was in danger or that he was protecting someone else and he had to take what action he did to protect the public," says attorney Kevin Kennedy.

Kennedy says convictions against police officers are rare.

"I’ve represented police officers over the years, one of their greatest fears is if he gets convicted and goes to the penitentiary, all the other inmates will then consider playing catchup on him, so it’s a really delicate situation."

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