Report: DeKalb District Attorney recommending indictment in Anthony Hill shooting death

Posted by Dena Mellick January 7, 2016
Protesters march through downtown Decatur, demonstrating against the death of Anthony Hill. Photo courtesy of Jim Chambers (@jccfergie)

Protesters marched through downtown Decatur, demonstrating against the death of Anthony Hill. March 2015 photo courtesy of Jim Chambers (@jccfergie)

The DeKalb County District Attorney will seek a felony murder indictment in the police officer shooting of Anthony Hill, according to multiple news reports.

The New York Times is reporting DA Robert James Jr. will ask a grand jury to indict Officer Robert Olsen on criminal charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, and violation of oath of office.

27-year-old Anthony Hill was unarmed and naked when he was shot by a DeKalb County officer outside of his Chamblee apartment complex in March 2015. CNN reports Hill was an Afghanistan war veteran. His family said he had a mental illness. The Times said he had post-traumatic stress disorder.

The shooting sparked protests on the streets of downtown Decatur.

A grand jury looked at the case last year and recommended further investigation into¬†Hill’s death.

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