Former DeKalb cop wants his murder indictment dismissed

Former officer fights to have charges dropped

A lawyer for Robert Olsen is argued to dismiss the indictment against him because of alleged grand jury abuse. 
 
Olsen is the former DeKalb County police officer accused of murder in the death of a naked, unarmed Air Force veteran last year. Olsen shot Anthony Hill after someone called 911 to report his erratic behavior. 
 
Attorney Don Samuel argued that the District Attorney's office allowed too many people in to the grand jury room during the proceedings. 

Photos from the scene of Anthony Hill's shooting death

Samuel alleges that 13 to 14 additional people were in the room during the evidence presentation, including a court reporter, additional personnel and an expert witness who testified against Olsen. 
 
He also alleged that the defense team was only allowed to take notes with a paper and pencil, when the DA's office and witnesses were allowed to use computers. 
 
He told the judge that the atmosphere was unprofessional, with DA employees drinking coffee and eating bagels in the back of the room. 
 
An assistant district attorney argued that their behavior was appropriate and they did nothing wrong. 
 
Friday morning, Olsen was dressed in a suit, sitting with his attorneys listening to them. 
 
Anthony Hill's girlfriend and supporters were also in the courtroom listening. 
 
Judge J.P. Boule decided not to rule from the bench on the motion saying he needed more time to research the issues surrounding the argument.

PHOTOS | Anthony Hill

Outside of the court house, a small group demonstrated on behalf of Hill. They held signs that said "DeKalb SCLC," "Black Lives Matter" and "Justice for Anthony HIll."


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