Indicted DeKalb officer released on bond


Indicted DeKalb officer released on bond

Robert Olsen, the DeKalb County police officer indicted for murder last night in the March 2015 shooting of unarmed veteran Anthony Hill, turned himself in early Friday morning.

He was subsequently released on a $110,200 bond, said DeKalb sheriff’s spokeswoman Cynthia Williams. He will not be required to make a “first appearance.”

Olsen, employed by DeKalb police for seven years, was booked into county jail around 6:30 a.m.

On Thursday, Olsen, 53, was formally charged with two counts of felony murder, one count of aggravated assault, two counts of violating his oath of office and one count of making a false statement.

The grand jury’s ruling makes Olsen the first Georgia law enforcement officer in more than five years to face prosecution in the fatal shooting of a civilian, according to an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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