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No decision on trial for former DeKalb Co. officer in fatal shooting of Air Force vet, to reconvene in two weeks

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DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

The former DeKalb County police officer charged with murder was back in court on Tuesday for day two of the hearing to determine if a trial will move forward or if the charges will be dropped.

Day two wrapped up with both the prosecution and the defense resting their cases. There was a lot of back and forth and contradictions as both sides tried to discredit the other.

Now the issue at hand is whether former DeKalb County police officer Robert Olsen should be tried for murder for the shooting death of Air Force veteran Anthony Hill, and unarmed man suffering from a mental illness.

Olsen is accused of using excessive force when he shot and killed Hill back in March 2015. The defense said Olsen has immunity to criminal and civil prosecution because his actions were reasonable and in line with the department’s use of force policies.

Olsen said he shot Hill because he was running toward him, naked. However, the prosecution disagrees, saying Olsen used excessive force when he shot and killed Hill.

The prosecution said the fact that Hill was naked and unarmed is proof Hill did not pose a threat.

The judge said both sides will reconvene in two weeks, and in that process both the defense and prosecution will create briefs that the judge will use in making his decision on whether to move forward. 

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