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MIRANDA HAWKINS / WABE

One of the people running for mayor of Stonecrest is asking for state and county investigations into a mailer about him sent to voters over the weekend.

The mailer accused Charles Hill of being bipolar and manic depressive and compared him to Anthony Hill, a veteran shot and killed by a police officer two years ago. Anthony Hill's family has said he suffered from mental illness.

Robert Olsen
Branden Camp / Associated Press

 

A white former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed, naked, mentally ill black veteran just outside Atlanta pleaded not guilty Monday to murder and other charges against him.

Robert Olsen shot Anthony Hill on March 9, 2015, while responding to a call about a naked man behaving erratically outside a suburban Atlanta apartment complex. He was indicted in January on numerous charges, including felony murder and has since resigned from the force.

DeKalb County Police Department / Associated Press

A former DeKalb County police officer indicted for killing an unarmed black man is scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon.

Robert Olsen faces two counts of felony murder and two counts of violating his oath of office, among others.

He'll be formally read the charges against him in an arraignment hearing in DeKalb County Superior Court. 

DeKalb County Police Department / Associated Press

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.

DeKalb County Sheriff's Office

DeKalb County police officer Robert Olsen surrendered to jail officials last night after a criminal grand jury indicted him on charges, including murder, for the shooting death of Anthony Hill.

Olsen was released on a $110,200 bond on Friday morning, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff's office.

“We were in the Grand Jury from about 9 in the morning 'til about 6:45 at night. It’s a grueling process to have to sit there and just watch the witnesses,” said Olsen’s lawyer, Don Samuel.

DeKalb County Police Department / Associated Press

An Atlanta area grand jury has indicted a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed naked man.

The indictment came Thursday after prosecutors presented their case against Officer Robert Olsen of the DeKalb County Police Department. The charges include felony murder.

Olsen shot Anthony Hill on March 9 while responding to a call of a man behaving erratically outside a suburban Atlanta apartment complex.

Ann Marie Quill / The City of Brookhaven

Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Dekalb County District Attorney Robert James addresses the media on January 7, 2016
Alison Guillory / WABE

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James said he would ask a grand jury to indict Officer Robert Olsen of the DeKalb County Police Department, who shot Anthony Hill on March 9 while responding to a call of a man behaving erratically outside a Chamblee apartment complex.

Hill’s family says the 27-year-old U.S. Air Force veteran struggled with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Anthony Hill's grandmother, Theola W. Baylor
Molly Samuel / WABE

WABE has confirmed that the DeKalb County police officer who killed an unarmed veteran last year will face criminal charges.

Officer Robert Olsen shot and killed Anthony Hill last March.

Olsen was responding to a call that Hill was wandering naked in the parking lot of the apartment complex where he lived.

Hill's family says he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and was bipolar.

Last month, a DeKalb County civil grand jury recommended further investigation into the case.

Lisa Hagen / WABE

The DeKalb District Attorney’s Office says it’s re-examining evidence in the police shooting of Anthony Hill.

 

Hill was killed by an officer in March. His family said he was going through a bipolar episode. The Air Force veteran was wandering naked near his apartment complex in Chamblee.

The additional scrutiny of the case was recommended by a county civil grand jury. It's a process many, including victims’ families, find confusing.