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Trial date set for Officer Delke accused of murder

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Posted at 3:22 PM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 16:22:09-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A date was set for the trial of MNPD Officer Andrew Delke in the shooting death of Daniel Hambrick.

The trial will begin March 16 in Davidson County.

Delke's attorneys have argued that opinions are so split on the case 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.

However, earlier this week, the Criminal Appeals Court of Tennessee will not intervene in the trial.

Delke was charged with first degree murder in the 2018 shooting of Hambrick during a police chase in downtown Nashville.

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