Officer Delke’s attorneys want pre-trial court records closed to the public


A grand jury indicted Officer Andrew Delke last month for shooting and killing Daniel Hambrick back in July.

Tuesday Delke was back in the courtroom for a motions hearing which could determine whether court records from the shooting will be made public in advance of his trial.  

The judge said he needs time to review arguments from both the defense and the prosecution. He is expected to make a decision next week, but today both sides made their points known about the issues they say could interfere with the case. 

Delke’s attorneys want court records sealed and closed to the public. They claim their client cannot get a fair trial if the records are open. 

Prosecutors say evidence from the case should be public for transparency.

The prosecution also claims Delke’s attorneys may have a conflict of interest. Defense attorneys David Raybin and John M. L. Brown also represent the Fraternal Order of Police, the police union. 

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