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Family of Anthony Hill files civil lawsuit against officer

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The family of Anthony Hill, an unarmed naked man shot to death by a police officer, announced they are filing a civil lawsuit against the officer.

Hill was shot on March 9 by Officer Robert Olsen at an apartment complex in DeKalb County, just east of downtown Atlanta. According to DeKalb County police, the shooting happened after Hill stripped naked and began walking around his apartment complex in Chamblee.

A DeKalb County Grand Jury recommended further investigation into the officer-involved shooting of Hill October 29. In a statement, a DeKalb County Grand Jury said it was unable to reach an indictment, but recommended further investigation. 

"With the testimony that we've heard and the evidence that we saw during a civil grand jury, it is abundantly clear that this was an excessive force shoot, that it was a bad shoot," said Christopher Chestnut, who is the Hill family attorney. "There was no cause and Officer Olden's life was never in danger."

The suit alleges that DeKalb County police didn't train Olen well enough in the use of deadly force. They're asking for an unspecified amount of money to be determined by a jury.

"When they do come back, because a lot of them don't come back the way they go, we need to love them, embrace them and understand them," said Carolyn Giummo, Hill's mother. "Let's take the time to see the situation instead of assuming based on other things."

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