A grand jury in Georgia has indicted DeKalb County Police Officer Robert Olsen on felony murder charges, WSB-TV reports. Olsen shot and killed 27-year-old Air Force veteran Anthony Hill, naked and unarmed, outside an apartment complex in Chamblee, Georgia, last year.
BREAKING: Anthony Hill's family after indictment of officer: "Life is precious." pic.twitter.com/GEfRM0aajL— Matt Belanger (@MattWSB) January 22, 2016
DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James said that an arrest warrant has been issued for Olsen. He is charged with 6 counts, including felony murder, making a false statement, and violating oath of office.
Before his death, Hill wrote extensively on social media, sharing his thoughts on race, mental illness, and music. His girlfriend, Bridget Anderson, has said the Air Force vet suffered from bi-polar disorder and post-traumatic stress. From the New York Times account of his death:
Most everyone who saw him at the apartments Monday said his behavior was bizarre in the extreme in the moments before the police arrived. Mr. Hill, they said, had been lying on the ground, semi-clothed and then naked, and had been jumping repeatedly off his second-story balcony.
According to WSB-TV, Olsen will be the first police officer to stand trial for a shooting death in Georgia in over half a decade.