DECATUR, Ga. – A white Atlanta-area police officer who shot a naked, mentally ill black veteran who was unarmed has been indicted on felony murder and other charges.
The decision came Thursday after DeKalb County prosecutors presented their case against Officer Robert Olsen, who fatally shot Anthony Hill on March 9 while responding to a call of a naked man behaving erratically outside a suburban Atlanta apartment complex.
The family of the 27-year-old Hill says he was a U.S. Air Force veteran who struggled with mental health problems.
Olsen's attorney, Don Samuel, says they are disappointed in the grand jury's decision. But he noted the defense was not allowed to present any witnesses, experts or evidence and was not allowed to challenge any of the prosecution's evidence.