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US Officer who shot naked man in Georgia found not guilty

20:50  14 october  2019
20:50  14 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Anthony Hill death: Another jury is about to decide the fate of a police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man

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DECATUR, Ga . — 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

White Atlanta-area former police officer who shot an unarmed, naked , mentally ill black Olsen shot Hill on March 9, 2015, while responding to a call about a naked man behaving erratically outside a Investigators said no weapon was found at the scene. Hill's girlfriend, Bridget Anderson, said he had

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man was found not guilty of murder on Monday.

FILE- In this June 6, 2016 file photo, former DeKalb Police Officer Robert Olsen stands during his arraignment in Decatur, Ga. Jurors have found the former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man not guilty of murder. Jurors on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, found Olsen guilty of the other three crimes. A judge freed Olsen on bond until sentencing on Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Branden Camp, File)© Provided by The Associated Press FILE- In this June 6, 2016 file photo, former DeKalb Police Officer Robert Olsen stands during his arraignment in Decatur, Ga. Jurors have found the former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man not guilty of murder. Jurors on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, found Olsen guilty of the other three crimes. A judge freed Olsen on bond until sentencing on Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Branden Camp, File)

Jurors did convict Robert "Chip" Olsen of aggravated assault, violation of oath of office and making a false statement. His wife began sobbing when she heard the verdict.

Deadlocked jury resumes deliberations in the murder trial of a Georgia officer who shot a naked, unarmed man

  Deadlocked jury resumes deliberations in the murder trial of a Georgia officer who shot a naked, unarmed man The jury in the case of a Georgia police officer charged with murdering a naked, unarmed black man entered its third day of deliberations Tuesday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Jurors was sent home Monday after announcing they remained deadlocked on some of the charges against former DeKalb County officer Robert Olsen. They received the case Friday.

A New York City police officer was acquitted on Monday of murder and manslaughter charges in the off-duty killing of an unarmed man who the officer said attacked him last year during a late-night traffic dispute in Brooklyn.

DECATUR, Ga . — 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

A judge was deliberating whether to grant bond for Olsen or keep him in custody until his sentencing on Nov. 1.

Olsen, now 57, was a DeKalb County police officer in March 2015 when he responded to a call of a naked man behaving erratically outside an Atlanta-area apartment complex. Shortly after arriving, he fatally shot 26-year-old Anthony Hill, an Air Force veteran who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder.

A grand jury indicted Olsen nearly a year after the shooting. Olsen is white and Hill was black.

Monday's verdict comes on the heels of a jury in Texas finding a white former Dallas police officer guilty of murder in the shooting death of a black man. Amber Guyger was returning home after a long shift when she shot Botham Jean. Guyger testified that she mistook Jean's apartment for her own, which was one floor below, and that she thought he was a burglar in her home. She was convicted Oct. 1 and was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison.

After a week, jury in trial of Georgia officer who fatally shot naked, unarmed man has still not reached a verdict

  After a week, jury in trial of Georgia officer who fatally shot naked, unarmed man has still not reached a verdict The jury in the trial of a Georgia police officer charged with fatally shooting a naked, unarmed black man has yet to reach a verdict, one week after it received the case. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Jurors went home Friday afternoon without issuing a decision on the charges against former DeKalb County police officer Robert "Chip" Olsen. Judge Latisha Dear-Jackson had indicated an early release because one of the jurors had travel commitments this weekend.

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A teen who was the target of a police raid in which an officer was fatally shot was found not guilty Thursday.

A few days later, on Oct. 5, a jury in southeastern Georgia found a white former police officer who fatally shot a fleeing, unarmed black man not guilty on charges of voluntary and involuntary manslaughter. Jurors found Zechariah Presley guilty of violating his oath of office in the 2018 shooting of Tony Green in coastal Camden County, near the Georgia-Florida state line.

In the Olsen case, the apartment complex property manager testified that she saw Hill, a resident of the complex, wearing shorts but no shoes or shirt and behaving strangely on March 9, 2015. After maintenance workers got him to go to his apartment, he reemerged a short time later without any clothes.

The property manager, who testified that she was worried for Hill's safety because he was behaving so bizarrely, called 911 three times.

Olsen was told by dispatch there was a naked man who was "possibly demented." Hill was squatting in a roadway when Olsen arrived but jumped up and ran toward the patrol car, according to testimony from several witnesses.

Olsen exited his car and yelled, "Stop! Stop!" Hill didn't stop, and Olsen shot him twice, witnesses said.

Prosecutors argued that Olsen unreasonably and unnecessarily used deadly force to deal with the unarmed, naked man who was suffering a mental health crisis. Defense attorneys countered that Olsen had limited information about the situation, was scared to death and had only seconds to make a tough decision.

During closing arguments, lawyers for both sides told jurors they needed to decide whether Olsen's actions were reasonable given the situation.

Man pleads guilty to murder of Shelby Police officer Tim Brackeen .
The man accused of killing a Shelby K-9 Police Officer in 2016 pleaded guilty in court Tuesday morning. Irving Fenner Jr. pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for the shooting death of Officer Tim Brackeen when Brackeen was trying to serve warrants on him in September 2016. Fenner was arrested in Rhode Island a few days later. Prosecutors were seeking the death penalty against Fenner. His guilty plea was made to avoid the death penalty. He'sIrving Fenner Jr. pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for the shooting death of Officer Tim Brackeen when Brackeen was trying to serve warrants on him in September 2016. Fenner was arrested in Rhode Island a few days later.

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