A grand jury in Atlanta indicted a white police officer for felony murder and other criminal charges related to the fatal shooting of Anthony Hill, who was naked and unarmed at the time of his death.
Hill, a US Air Force veteran suffering from bipolar and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), was having a manic episode when he was shot to death by DeKalb County police officer Robert Olsen. Olsen told a civil grand jury last year that he felt “threatened” by Hill.
DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James told reporters that DeKalb County police officer Robert Olsen was indicted on six charges for the March 9 shooting of 27-year-old Anthony Hill.
“My job as a prosecutor is to seek justice,” James told the news conference. “That’s what we do in every case, and that’s what we did in this case.
James said a warrant was issued for Olsen’s arrest and that he expected him to be taken into custody soon.
Olsen’s attorney, Donald English, could not be immediately reached for comment.
Protesters in Atlanta braved frigid nights and camped out in front of the courthouse this week, demanding justice for Hill.