Ex-officer who shot, killed unarmed naked man found not guilty of felony murder


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A DeKalb County jury has found an ex-DeKalb County police Officer Robert "Chip" Olsen not guilty of felony murder.

Olsen shot and killed Anthony Hill in March 2015, who was naked and unarmed, at a DeKalb County apartment complex.

Olsen was found guilty of aggravated assault, violation of oath and making a false statement.

What has been at the center of the trial is if Olsen had a reasonable fear for his safety when he shot Hill.

Hill, who had stopped taking medication for his mental illness, stripped naked outside his Chamblee apartment complex. Olsen arrived at the scene around 1 p.m., responding to three 911 calls from the manager of the complex.

The six-count indictment against Olsen, 57, includes two charges of felony murder and faces a sentence of life in prison if found guilty.

Channel 2's Lauren Davis was there as the verdict was read in court. She describes the dramatic reaction to the verdict when the officer's wife had to be escorted out, on Channel 2 Action News starting at 4 p.m.

Hill's mother was wiping away tears as Olsen was found not guilty of murder.

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