Georgia Police Officer Indicted For Felony Murder After Shooting Anthony Hill
Anthony Hill, 26, an Afghanistan war veteran, was killed March 9 by a white officer in Georgia at his complex outside Atlanta. According to CNN the veteran had a history of mental health issues following his service in overseas.
A Georgia police officer was indicted Thursday on murder charges in the fatal shooting of Anthony Hill, a U.S. Air Force veteran who was naked and apparently unarmed when he was killed.
The DeKalb County grand jury indicted DeKalb County police Officer James Olsen on two counts of felony murder, one count of aggravated assault, one count of making a false statement, and two counts of violation of oath by a public officer, DeKalb District Attorney Robert James announced.
James said Olsen will be the first Georgia law enforcement officer in five years prosecuted for fatally shooting a civilian while on duty.
Hill’s killing led to protests in Atlanta that mirrored nationwide demonstrations over race, policing and excessive force in recent police killings. Olsen is white. Hill was black.
Anthony’s girlfriend posted this message following the indictment: