Katherine Olsen, right, wife of former DeKalb County Police officer Robert Olsen, is consoled after her husband was sentenced to 20 years, with a mandatory of 12 years to serve, on Nov. 1, 2019. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal Constitution)
Photo: Alyssa Pointer
Photo: Alyssa Pointer

‘Breakdown’ S07, Episode 9: The Verdict

The fate of Robert “Chip” Olsen is now in the hands of the of the jury.

In Georgia, and across the nation, police officers are rarely held criminally accountable when they shoot and kill civilians in the line of the duty. But just days before closing arguments in the Olsen trial, Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger was convicted of murder for gunning down a man in his apartment.

» LISTEN: Previous seasons of the AJC’s ‘Breakdown’ podcast

» MORE: The latest on Anthony Hill and the Chip Olsen trial

Would the seven women and five men of the Olsen jury have that outcome on their mind as they debate the guilt of the ex-DeKalb cop?

In the final episode of this season of “Breakdown” we take  you through the murder trial’s dramatic conclusion.

Available Monday, Episode 9 - “The Verdict” lets you hear from some of the jurors about how they worked through a deadlock over several harrowing days of deliberations.

And you will hear from the family of Anthony Hill, who have waited almost five years for a chance at justice.

Breakdown Season 7: Judgment Call is hosted by AJC legal affairs writer, Bill Rankin. He’s joined by crime and public safety reporter, Christian Boone.

The AJC is partnering this season with WSB-Radio.

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