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DeKalb's new civil grand jury to look into veteran killed by police officer
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DECATUR, Ga. (WXIA) -- The family of an Air Force veteran who was shot and killed by a DeKalb County policeman will gather for a civil grand jury hearing on the matter on Thursday.

This is part of DeKalb County’s new Civil Grand Jury system started earlier this year – where the panel gets special training to better understand police shootings – and that is going to be critical in this case.

Police say 27 year-old Anthony Hill lunged at Officer Robert Olsen in a threatening manner and was shot.

But his family says Hill – who was naked and unarmed at the time – did not have to die just because he was having what may have been a bi-polar episode. They believe Olsen could have used his baton or Taser before pulling his gun.

The shooting happened last March.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has already investigated the case and handed its findings over to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s office.

 


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