A Georgia police officer was indicted Thursday on murder charges in the 2015 shooting death of Anthony Hill, an Air Force veteran. District Attorney Robert James announced a DeKalb County grand jury indicted James Olsen on two counts of felony murder, one count of aggravated assault, one count of making a false statement, and two counts of violation of oath by a public officer.
Hill’s family and attorney were present as the district attorney announced the charges.
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The formal charges come nearly one year after the daytime shooting at an apartment building. Olsen shot Hill, who was naked and unarmed on March 9, as officers responded to a call about a man who police chief Cedric Alexander said was “acting deranged, knocking on doors, and crawling around on the ground naked” . Olsen claims Hill lunged at him, prompting the deadly shots. Hill’s family says the 27-year-old suffered from post traumatic stress disorder.
Hundreds of supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters gathered outside of the Atlanta area courthouse, chanting for all six counts against Olsen.
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