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Posted on: March 9, 2017

DA Appoints New Team to Case Against Former Police Officer Charged with Murder


Ruling Pending from Georgia Supreme Court

Decatur, Ga. -  DeKalb County District Sherry Boston has assembled a new team of attorneys to prosecute the case against former DeKalb County Police Officer Robert Olsen.

A grand jury indicted Olsen on January 21, 2016 on charges of Felony Murder (two counts), Aggravated Assault, Violation of Oath by Public Officer (two counts), and Making a False Statement, in connection with the shooting death of 27-year-old Anthony Hill. Hill was killed during a police encounter outside an apartment complex on Chamblee Tucker Road on March 9, 2015.

The prosecution team is comprised of highly-skilled, veteran prosecutors including Chief Assistant District Attorney Pete Johnson, who will serve as lead prosecutor, Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Anna Cross, Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Lance Cross, and Senior Assistant District Attorney Buffy Thomas. District Attorney Boston introduced the team to the victim’s family during a case briefing this week.

The case is currently on appeal in the Georgia Supreme Court. The case has been docketed and a ruling is pending following attorney briefs. The matter will be scheduled for trial upon return to the Superior Court of DeKalb County.

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