Case of Georgia officer who shot naked man has civil review
Oct. 22, 2015
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The case of an Atlanta area police officer who fatally shot an unarmed naked man has been presented to a grand jury for civil review.
Chris Chestnut is a lawyer representing the mother of the man shot, Anthony Hill. Chestnut said he and his client observed the review Thursday, and he's cautiously optimistic the officer will be indicted.
DeKalb County police Officer Robert Olsen shot 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 presents all cases involving shootings by officers to a grand jury for civil review and the jury makes a recommendation as to whether they should be considered for criminal prosecution. Ultimately, the district attorney decides whether to seek indictment.