Ex-DeKalb cop begins sentence in Savannah prison

Former DeKalb County Police Officer Robert “Chip” Olsen in his prison mug shot
Former DeKalb County Police Officer Robert “Chip” Olsen in his prison mug shot

The former DeKalb County police officer found guilty of aggravated assault in the shooting death of an unarmed Air Force veteran is settling in to his new home.

Robert “Chip” Olsen, sentenced last Friday to 12 years in prison, was transported Wednesday from a holding cell at the Douglas County jail to Coastal State Prison in Savannah, Department of Corrections records reveal.

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On March 9, 2015,  Olsen was the first officer to respond to the Heights at Chamblee apartment complex, where 26-year-old Anthony Hill was roaming the grounds, nude. Hill, mentally ill and off his meds, ran toward Olsen, who ordered him to stop. Hill kept coming, and Olsen, now 57, shot him twice.

A DeKalb jury also convicted him of making a false statement and two counts of violation of oath of office.

Coastal State Prison houses up to 1836 inmates. The facility consists of twelve housing units, including a 74-bed segregation unit.

A DOC spokeswoman declined to say whether the former cop will be separated from the prison’s general population.

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