But a defense attorney repeatedly stressed that the officer had only seconds to react as the man ran at him. The former DeKalb County police officer faces charges, including felony murder, in the March death of year-old Anthony Hill at an Atlanta-area apartment complex. Olsen sat at the defense table with his hands clasped and facing forward during the opening statements. Prosecutor Buffy Thomas talked about Hill and Olsen and then walked jurors through what happened the day of the shooting. Hill joined the Air Force in and served just under five years before he was medically discharged after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and PTSD, Thomas said.
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Former DeKalb County Police Officer Robert "Chip" Olsen was sentenced on Friday to 20 years, with 12 to serve in prison for shooting and killing an unarmed, mentally-ill military veteran. Judge LaTisha Dear Jackson imposed the sentence after an emotion-packed hearing that lasted more than three hours. Her decision brings to a close a case that has lingered for more than four years and has been watched closely as a test of police accountability. Olsen's defense lawyers had asked that the ex-cop face five years behind bars. Prosecutors had sought 30 years, with 25 to serve and five on probation. Olsen, 57, was acquitted last month on two charges of felony murder for shooting and killing Anthony Hill on March 9,
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The fleet is in! Two obvious questions, neither of which has an obvious answer, leap to mind immediately. Were these photos at least the unposed ones, of which there are many surreptitiously made? Some like the pyramid pose below were certainly set up for the picture. Moreover, we forget — and are reminded by an essay in the book by a World War II Marine named Scotty Bowers — about the physical closeness that these fighting men lived with.
Prosecutors said the year-old was having a mental health emergency. They said he was unarmed and naked at the time and never acted aggressively toward the officer or anyone at the apartment complex where the shooting happened. Hill was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after his deployment to Afghanistan, but had stopped taking his medication. Defense attorneys, however, said Hill aggressively charged the officer and ignored commands to stop. Olsen said he shot Hill because he felt threatened, but the shooting caused community outrage and frustration that the case has taken so long to go to trial.