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Police: Officer Who Shot Anthony Hill Has Resigned

Jan 26, 2016

Police say a white Atlanta-area police officer who shot a naked, mentally ill black veteran who was unarmed has resigned.

Maj. Stephen Fore with the DeKalb County Police Department says Officer Robert Olsen resigned from the department Monday. Olsen was indicted last week on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, violating oath of office and making a false statement in the shooting death of Anthony Hill.

Olsen shot Hill on March 9 while responding to a call of a naked man behaving erratically outside a suburban Atlanta apartment complex. The family of the 27-year-old Hill says he was a U.S. Air Force veteran who struggled with mental health problems.

Olsen's attorney, Don Samuel, has said his client will be exonerated when all the evidence is presented at trial.

A note of disclosure: Defense attorney Don Samuel is related to WABE reporter Molly Samuel.