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Former officer Robert Olsen was acquitted of two murder charges for killing U.S. Air Force veteran Anthony Hill on March 9, 2015. Olsen was convicted of one count of aggravated manslaughter, one count of lying and two counts of violation of office. He faces 35 years in prison.
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U.S. Air Force veteran Anthony Hill was shot to death by officer Robert Olsen who said he was fearful--even though Hill was completely naked and unarmed at time.

Today, former Georgia police officer, Robert Olsen, was acquitted of two felony murder charges for the March 9, 2015 killing of former U.S. Air Force veteran Anthony Hill, 27, in the parking lot of his apartment complex.

However, Olsen was convicted of one count of aggravated assault, one count of making false statements and two counts of violation of oath of office. Olsen faces 35 years in prison.

In 2016, officer Olsen was indicted on two counts of felony murder and one count of aggravated assault. The other charges were added after officer Olsen engaged in lying and covering up his actions.

Anthony Hill was a highly decorated soldier (7 medals, including a Bronze Leaf for bravery) who had been suffering from PTSD and other mental illnesses--including bipolar disorder--when he was walking around his apartment complex naked on March 9, 2015. A 911 was made to get medical help for Hill, but Officer Olsen showed up and shot Hill to death. Olsen claimed he was in fear for his life when he saw Hill running toward him completely naked--and unarmed. Officer Olsen had a Taser, bully club, and pepper spray, on him but chose to shoot Hill instead. Part of his rationale for using deadly force was that he believed Hill was a threat because he seemed under the influence of drugs.

Ironically, Hill was known as a staunch defender of police. Before joining the Air Force, Hill did an internship at the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department. Just days prior to his death, Hill opined on the increased anger among Black Americans against police in the wake of the Eric Garner and Michael Brown killings.

On his Facebook page, Hill stated his support for police saying, "[t]he key thing to remember is, #Blacklivesmatter, ABSOLUTELY, but not more so than any other life." On his Twitter page he said, "[i]f 99 out of 100 cops [are] killing Black men like its hunting season that leaves 1 just doing his job."

But even Anthony Hill a Black man who loved the police--and a decorated veteran no less--was shot down worse than an animal when he needed help the most from those who are supposedly there "to protect and serve."

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