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Grand Jury recommends further investigation into Anthony Hill shooting

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A DeKalb County Grand Jury has recommended further investigation into the officer-involved shooting of Anthony Hill.

Hill, who was naked and unarmed, was shot on March 9 by a Officer Robert Olsen at an apartment complex in DeKalb County, just east of downtown Atlanta.

“The caller reported a male acting deranged, knocking on doors, crawling around on the ground naked," said DeKalb County Police Chief Dr. Cedric Alexander at the time. "The caller reported the man had taken off all his clothes and was just running around throughout the entire complex."

In a statement Thursday, a DeKalb County Grand Jury said it was unable to reach an indictment, but recommended further investigation. 

"We were unable to reach a consensus on recommending indictment, because there were contradictions and inconsistencies in the testimonies presented. Therefore, we recommend that further investigation be conducted to aid in the decision to pursue this case by the DA," said the grand jury in a statement.

The grand jury recommended doing a follow-up interview with the officer who first arrived on the scene after the officer-involved shooting, and "conducting a second, more thorough interview to clarify Officer Olsen's account of events from the [Georgia Bureau of Investigation] interview."

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James released the following statement:

"I would like to thank the grand jury for their collective efforts in reviewing multiple officer-involved shooting cases. I take the recommendations of the grand jurors regarding each case before making the ultimate decision on whether or not my office seeks criminal charges. Obviously the grand jurors were not unanimous in their recommendation pertaining to the Anthony Hill case. However, our office will continue to investigate this officer involved shooting case and will make a determination to pursue criminal charges or not. I am familiar with the facts and circumstances pertaining to the Anthony Hill case and have serious concerns regarding this matter. In the matter of Kevin Davis, we will take the recommendation under consideration, review the facts and make a final determination how we will proceed.  

"We believe this grand jury civil review process is essential is increasing the transparency for each and every officer-involved shooting case."

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