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Some not happy with Delke plea deal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —Former Metro police officer Andrew Delke put in his resignation Thursday ahead of his court hearing Friday morning.

Delke is charged with first-degree murder in the deadly shooting of Daniel Hambrick in July of 2018. Delke’s attorney says he will enter a guilty plea to voluntary manslaughter Friday morning.

Surveillance video shows Delke shooting Hambrick in the back.

Delke's anticipated plea deal is not sitting well with some community leaders.

“That just does not happen. It should not happen when someone is murdered. It shouldn't even be an option,” says Sherl Guinn, President of Nashville’s NAACP Chapter.

Guinn feels there's no justification for Delke's behavior.

“If there is a trial where Andrew Delke can stand and be heard by a jury of his peers and hear all of the evidence to be presented,” Guinn said.

Delke is expected in court Friday morning at 9 a.m. to enter his plea deal. FOX 17 News will be there to provide live updates.

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