In Olsen’s case, the encounter turned deadly: He shot and killed 26-year-old Anthony Hill, who had stripped naked and was wandering his apartment complex in the middle of the afternoon.
But did it have to?
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“Policing a Mental Health Crisis” goes live Tuesday. It’s the latest installment in the The AJC’s award-winning podcast.
It looks at how law enforcement equips and trains officers to handle the mentally ill. The episode also looks at why Olsen’s prosecution became a judicial hot potato in DeKalb County and explores the reasons it’s so rare to prosecute police officers.
Breakdown is now in it’s seventh season. AJC legal affairs writer, Bill Rankin, is back as Breakdown’s host. He’s joined by public safety reporter, Christian Boone.
This season we are also partnering with WSB-Radio.
You can download the podcast from iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify or your favorite podcasting platform. Or you can stream it on your computer in the player below.