Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-07-31 23:21:10 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WKRN) —Three years have passed and time has not healed for Daniel Hambrick’s friends, family and ministers.
“It’s not the end. Every holiday they remind us. Every birthday they remind us,” said Kaiko Jones, a pastor of the Church of the Living God.
On Saturday, loved ones gathered at Watkins Park to remind them of 25-year-old Hambrick with a monument and lantern release. On July 26, 2018, Hambrick was shot dead by former Metro Officer Andrew Delke after a traffic stop and foot tracking in North Nashville.
“Why did he run? If you have a negative encounter under any circumstances, or if you have been bitten by a dog, run away from the dog,” Jones said. “So why do you think it’s neither right nor fair for people to see why he ran? Why didn’t he run? Did he run?”
Earlier this month, Delke was sentenced to three years in prison.
“We all saw the day of the verdict, when I told her, don’t be shy about how you describe yourself,” Jones said. “No one knows the amount of pain, sadness, the number of nights. No one knows it except her.”
Community members attending the Hambrick monument called for change and criminal justice reform.
“The Hambrick case was crying for a black community. Not just this family, but the black community watching over whether we could get justice,” said civil rights activist Benita Lewis. ..
After the trial, Metro Police Chief John Drake said he wanted to move forward, knowing that the July 26, 2018 case was irreversible. He promised to continue to promote precision policing and deescalation techniques.
Meanwhile, members of the community said they wanted their presence at the Hambrick monument to show his family that they would be unforgettable.
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