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Report: DeKalb District Attorney recommending indictment in Anthony Hill shooting death

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Report: DeKalb District Attorney recommending indictment in Anthony Hill shooting death

Protesters march through downtown Decatur, demonstrating against the death of Anthony Hill. Photo courtesy of Jim Chambers (@jccfergie)
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Protesters march through downtown Decatur, demonstrating against the death of Anthony Hill. Photo courtesy of Jim Chambers (@jccfergie)

Protesters marched through downtown Decatur, demonstrating against the death of Anthony Hill. March 2015 photo courtesy of Jim Chambers (@jccfergie)

The DeKalb County District Attorney will seek a felony murder indictment in the police officer shooting of Anthony Hill, according to multiple news reports.

The New York Times is reporting DA Robert James Jr. will ask a grand jury to indict Officer Robert Olsen on criminal charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, and violation of oath of office.

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27-year-old Anthony Hill was unarmed and naked when he was shot by a DeKalb County officer outside of his Chamblee apartment complex in March 2015. CNN reports Hill was an Afghanistan war veteran. His family said he had a mental illness. The Times said he had post-traumatic stress disorder.

The shooting sparked protests on the streets of downtown Decatur.

A grand jury looked at the case last year and recommended further investigation into Hill’s death.

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Dena Mellick

Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.

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