Grand Jury Indicts Police Officer Who Shot Unarmed Naked Man

Police Shooting
Posted at 9:21 PM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 16:26:47-05

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - An Atlanta area grand jury has indicted a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed naked man.

The indictment came Thursday after prosecutors presented their case against Officer Robert Olsen of the DeKalb County Police Department. The charges include felony murder.

Olsen shot Anthony Hill on March 9 while responding to a call of a man behaving erratically outside a suburban Atlanta apartment complex.

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James presents all cases involving shootings by officers to a grand jury for a civil review. Grand jurors then recommend whether the case should be considered for criminal prosecution.

After such a review in October, grand jurors cited inconsistencies and contradictions in the evidence and recommended prosecutors investigate further. James announced earlier this month he would seek an indictment.

James said Olsen is expected to be taken into custody shortly.