DECATUR, Ga. – A white Atlanta-area police officer who shot a naked, mentally ill black veteran who was unarmed is set to appear in court to enter his plea.
WXIA-TV (http://on.11alive.com/28evu8x ) reports that former Dekalb County police officer Robert Olsen is scheduled to be arraigned Monday afternoon in DeKalb County Superior Court.
Olsen was indicted in January on numerous charges, including felony murder, in the shooting death of 27-year-old Anthony Hill. Olsen has since resigned from the force.
Olsen shot Hill on March 9, 2015, while responding to a call of a naked man behaving erratically outside a suburban Atlanta apartment complex. Hill's family says he was a U.S. Air Force veteran who struggled with mental health problems.
Olsen's attorney, Don Samuel, has said his client will be exonerated when all the evidence is presented at trial.
Information from: WXIA-TV, http://www.11alive.com/