Daniel Hambrick, 25, was shot and killed by police officer in Nashville, Tennessee.
According to police, officers noticed a car that was driving erratically and violating traffic rules. Officers tried to pull the car over, but they failed, and the driver, later identified as Hambrick fled. The car was later found in the parking lot.
In a CCTV footage Hambrick is seen trying to run away from police officer. The officer told him to stop but he did not follow his orders. After that, the officer took his gun and shot Hambrick in the back. The officer later wrote in his report that he “had no choice” when he shot Hambrick.
In June 2021, the officer accepted a plea deal from district attorney’s office. He was sentenced to 3 years in prison. Hambrick’s family said they were only told of the deal after the police officer accepted it. In January 2022, parole hearings began. Hambrick’s family said that the officer’s possible release after only 18 months in prison would be unfair, not to mention that he should have received a life sentence for the murder, but not 3 years in prison.
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“No one consulted her. Your honor, yesterday about 2:30 she found out for the first time that the deal had been done. That it was a foregone conclusion. That his fate had already been determined. They didn’t need a jury, because white men decided what was best for his community and Miss Hambrick,” attorney for Hambrick’s mother said.
“I don’t think that’s fair how y’all treated me. I’ve been dealing with this for three years now, going on four. I lost my son, and [the officer] gets out in December?” the bereaved mother said. “I don’t think it’s fair, not at all.”
The initiative group has requested the clarification from US President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against police brutality and, if necessary, will provide legal and financial assistance to the family of the victim.