A Georgia cop has been indicted for allegedly shooting an unarmed black veteran.
A grand jury indicted Officer Robert Olsen with six charges Thursday in the March 2015 death of Anthony Hill, an Air Force veteran reportedly suffering from PTSD, 11Alive News reports.
The DeKalb County jury indicted Olsen 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. Hill was naked when he was fatally shot in Atlanta outside an apartment building. Olsen said Hill was coming at him aggressively and refused commands to stop.
“The jury saw what we already saw, the evidence, the truth,” Hill’s mother, Carolyn Guimmo, told a crowd of supporters encamped outside the court house. “I’m really speechless. The message is ‘. When you decide to do something if it’s not right there are consequences and you have to be held accountable for it.”
Olsen will now go to trial for the charges, where prosecutors have seen difficulty getting convictions.
“My job as a prosecutor is to seek justice,” DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James said at a press conference. “That’s what we do in every case, and that’s what we did in this case.”
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