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Lawyer: Case of Naked Man Shot by Police to go to Grand Jury

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Posted at 6:46 PM, Oct 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-21 17:01:33-04

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A lawyer for the family of an unarmed naked man fatally shot by an Atlanta area police officer says the case is to be presented to a grand jury.

    

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

    

The DeKalb County district attorney's office has said cases involving shootings by officers are presented to a grand jury for civil review and the jury makes a recommendation as to whether they should be considered for criminal prosecution.

    

Chris Chestnut is a lawyer for Hill's mother. He said District Attorney Robert James invited his client, Carolyn Giummo, to observe the grand jury proceeding Thursday. Giummo said she wants the officer indicted.

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