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DeKalb officer indicted in Anthony Hill case resigns

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DeKalb officer indicted in Anthony Hill case resigns

Robert Olsen. DeKalb County booking photo

Robert Olsen. DeKalb County Jail Booking Photo

The DeKalb County officer indicted in the shooting death of Air Force Veteran Anthony Hill has resigned from the police department.

Maj. Stephen Fore with DeKalb County Police said Robert Olsen resigned Monday, Jan. 25.

Olsen was indicted on six counts last week related to the shooting death of 27-year-old Hill. Hill was naked and unarmed when Olsen shot him outside of his Chamblee apartment complex on March 9, 2015.

Protesters filled the streets of downtown Decatur days later. The District Attorney’s office presented the case to a grand jury for a civil review in October. The grand jury recommended further investigation in the case.

The organization Rise Up Georgia had camped outside the DeKalb County courthouse in the cold and the rain awaiting last week’s Grand Jury decision.

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Olsen is charged with 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.

The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office said in a press release after the indictment, “The felony murder charges stem from two separate felonies committed by Olsen – aggravated assault and violating his oath as a certified Georgia peace officer. Specifically, Olsen is charged with violating his oath to ‘observe all the rules, orders and regulations’ of the police department, including the agency’s Use of Force policy. The indictment charges Olsen with falsely telling a fellow officer that the victim physically assaulted him prior to the shooting.”

Olsen was booked into the DeKalb County Jail on Friday, Jan. 22, according to jail records. He bonded out just a few hours later.

Dena Mellick

Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.