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Family of Anthony Hill files wrongful death lawsuit

ATLANTA -- The family of an unarmed naked man fatally shot by a DeKalb County police officer has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit.

Anthony Hill, a 27-year-old Air Force veteran, was shot and killed by DeKalb County Officer Robert Olsen on March 9. Police were responding to a 911 call about a naked man wandering the apartment complex acting erratically.

Police said the naked man, Anthony Hill, lunged at Officer Olsen in a threatening manner.

On Oct. 29, a civil grand jury recommended more investigation into the fatal shooting. DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James is considering whether to present the case to a grand jury for indictment.

Suspended election official griped about faulty gear

DECATUR, Ga. -- The DeKalb County election official placed on administrative leave complained about a faulty piece of equipment turned in from Tuesday's election, according to elections director Maxine Daniels.

Daniels said she suspended Leonard Piazza following a conflict he'd had with a subordinate. She declined to say if the conflict with the subordinate was related to the faulty equipment.

The state is investigating complaints of fraud.

GBI assists in investigation into LaVista Hills cityhood vote

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – Georgia's Secretary of State seized possible evidence Thursday from the DeKalb County elections office, launching an investigation into possible criminal activity tied to Tuesday's vote on cityhood for LaVista Hills.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp said the allegations against the DeKalb County elections office are so serious, he's called in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to help find out if the LaVista Hills city-hood election was clean.

Kemp is Georgia's top elections official and his investigators, along with the GBI, seized elections equipment and material from Tuesday's elections in DeKalb County.

That included one of the memory cards from one of the precincts where voters were deciding whether to create the city of LaVista Hills - it is one of the memory cards containing election results from the precinct.

Davis family convinces DA to keep case open

DECATUR, GA (WXIA) -- The family of a DeKalb County man shot and killed by police has convinced the district attorney to keep the case open.

The attorney for the siblings of Kevin Davis insists the civil grand jury that met last week did not hear all the evidence in the case.

Davis’ family members asked for this sit-down with DA Robert James, and they emerged from the DeKalb County Courthouse Thursday afternoon feeling – in their words -- cautiously optimistic.

“We miss our brother, we know he didn't deserve what happened to him,” said Davis’ sister, Delisa Davis.

Despite the civil grand jury's recommendation to close the case, the family of 44 year-old Kevin Davis has apparently convinced the DeKalb district attorney to keep investigating his death. Almost one year ago, Kevin Davis called 911 to report that his girlfriend had been stabbed by a roommate who then ran from the apartment.

Teen arrested in shooting death outside DeKalb former school

DECATUR, Ga. -- A teen is now facing murder charges in the death of another outside a former DeKalb County School.

Police said Rutavious Dozier, 19, was arrested on Thursday on murder charges after the body of another teen was found on the grounds of the former Atherton Elementary School Oct. 21.

The victim, later identified as Marquanzia Bradley, 17, was shot to death in what investigators believe was a robbery.

Dozier faces charges of felony murder and armed robbery.

Car drives on top of several parked cars

DECATUR, Ga. -- Take a look at these images. 11Alive viewer Derrick Wills was on the scene of an accident where police say a driver fell asleep at the wheel and ended up driving on top of several cars.

A 32-year-old woman driving a Toyota Avalon told investigators she fell asleep while driving down Covington Highway.

She then left the roadway and entered the Ultimate Tires and Rims parking lot where she drove on top of six parked vehicles.

The driver wasn't injured. DeKalb County police issued her a failure to maintain lane citation.

Stay will 11Alive for updates on this story.

Student speaks out after in-school attack

DECATUR, Ga. (WXIA) -- Franklin Butler said he saw the student approach out of the corner of his eye, but never realized what he was about to do.

"I thought he was walking by to go to another desk," Franklin said.