Grand Jury: More Facts Needed in Shooting of Naked Man

30 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Grand Jury recommends further investigation into Anthony Hill shDECATUR, Ga. A DeKalb County grand jury on Thursday recommended no charges be brought against the officer who shot a man who had just called 911 for help but advised further investigation was needed in the police-involved shooting of an unarmed veteran.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. — A grand jury has recommended that prosecutors further investigate the case of an Atlanta area police officer who fatally shot an unarmed naked man. The deaths of Kevin Davis, 44, last December and Anthony Hill, 27, in March sparked widespread protest amid a national debate over police use of force. “The family of Kevin Davis is devastated by the news and they have vowed to continue fighting for justice for Kevin,” said the family’s attorney, Mawuli Davis (no relation). “The need for a legislative mandate for body cameras is underscored by this decision.

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.” “We were unable to reach a consensus on recommending indictment, because there were contradictions and inconsistencies in the testimonies presented. The grand jurors were left to rely on the word of the officer.” Davis had called 911 to report that his girlfriend, April Edwards, was stabbed by a roommate. 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. Friends of Hill told The AJC he had struggled to find the right medication for bipolar disorder, diagnosed while the airman was serving in Afghanistan.

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