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White Georgia Officer Who Shot Unarmed Naked Black Man Reportedly to Face Criminal Charges

Screen Shot 2016-01-06 at 9.21.24 PMA Georgia prosecutor will reportedly seek charges against a white police officer, accused of fatally shooting a naked black man according to WSB-TV.  Anthony Hill was killed after a DeKalb County, Georgia officer showed up to his apartment complex.

A neighbor called 911 after finding Hill wandering around the DeKalb County apartment complex and allegedly acting ‘deranged’.

A neighbor shot video of the moments before the shooting — you can see Hill stumbling.

As for what caused the officer to pull the trigger, Officer Robert Olsen said that Hill lunged at him.  Hill’s family says he was diagnosed as bipolar and had stopped taking some of his medication.

Here is what is strange about this case. District Attorney Robert James has waited nearly a year to seek an indictment. The added pressure to file charges may be because a civil grand jury looking into the case recommended in October that he take a closer look — though they didn’t recommend a criminal indictment, according to local media reports.

From the start, James has been under mounting pressure from civil rights groups around the country to charge Officer Olsen. Olsen had been placed on administrative leave pending this investigation.

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This is an article for LawNewz.com, a Abrams media website launching next week covering law and crime.

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