DEKALB COUNTY (WXIA) -- An internal affairs report details a complaint against former DeKalb County Police officer Robert Olsen, during which a driver claims she "feared for her life" during a 2009 traffic stop.
Officer Olsen is facing a felony murder charge for the March 2015 shooting of Air Force Veteran Anthony Hill. According to his family, Hill, who was unarmed, naked and described as "acting in an erratic manner" at the time he was shot, suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Officer Olsen resigned from the DeKalb Police department on January 25th.
11Alive News obtained Olsen's personnel file and an internal affairs report detailing a 2009 complaint against him. Olsen's 67-page file shows mostly high reviews and constant promotions. But it does detail one instance of disciplinary action for using profanity during a traffic stop with a DeKalb County taxi driver.
In the five-page, handwritten statement, that driver describes what she claims happened, saying Officer Olsen asked her over his car's loudspeaker - "why are you going so slow," to which she reportedly replied from her car window: "because you are following me."
She writes that Olsen then responded: "how about I give you a ticket for improper stopping?"
The report summary goes on to say that the driver pulled into a nearby parking lot and, "being fearful," called 911. The driver wrote that she "feared for her life."
When the 911 operator told the driver to get Officer Olsen's badge number, the driver writes, Olsen refused to give it to her. Then, she writes, when she tells the officer she was on the phone with 911, Olsen replied, "I am the f***ing police."
According to the report, three other officers soon arrived at the scene. In a written statement, one said that the driver herself was "irate and cursing," and another added that Olsen behaved professionally and appropriately.
The internal affairs report concluded: "this incident is not typical of Officer Olsen's conduct." However, the incident did find that he used profanity during the traffic stop and was given a letter of written counseling.
Attorney Christopher Chestnut, who represents the family of Anthony Hill, says DeKalb County should likely have done more to discipline or re-train Officer Olsen following the incident.
"The fact that she is calling the police to protect her from the police says a lot about the officer she's calling on," Chestnut said.
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