A white Nashville police officer who had been facing a murder trial for the shooting death of a black man has agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter in exchange for a three-year prison sentence.
Attorney David Raybin confirmed the plea deal on behalf of 27-year-old Officer Andrew Delke, who was less than two weeks away from trial over the death of 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Delke, who had just resigned from the police force on Thursday morning, is set to appear in court on Friday to finalize the plea agreement with prosecutors.
Nashville police officer Andrew Delke, pictured left talking to his defense attorney on June 15, has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter, instead of first-degree murder, in connection with the July 2018 killing of Daniel Hambrick, 25 (right)
Delke, pictured on June 15, had been facing a first-degree murder trial
The attorney for Hambrick's family, Joy Kimbrough, said Hambrick's mother, Vickie Hambrick, was not contacted or consulted and did not know about the deal until after it was done.
Kimbrough said the deal includes a three-year prison sentence. Raybin declined to comment on any sentence length.
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