Available Tuesday, Episode 6 “Unarmed. Unclothed. Unable to Harm?” brings listeners into the courtroom for powerful opening statements in a trial that tests the limits of police use of lethal force.
Hill was unarmed and had stripped his clothes off when he was shot and killed in the parking lot of his DeKalb County apartment complex. The 26-year-old aspiring musician and Afghanistan war veteran had stopped taking the medications he used to treat bipolar disorder.
Olsen, 57, faces felony murder and other charges for Hill’s death. But he argues he was defending himself and that Hill ignored his commands to stop.
Now in its seventh season, Breakdown is hosted by AJC legal affairs writer, Bill Rankin. He’s joined by public safety reporter, Christian Boone.
This season — "Judgment Call" — we are partnering with WSB-Radio.
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