Closing arguments held in trial of ex-cop who shot naked man
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Closing arguments are underway in the trial of a white former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked black man.
Robert “Chip” Olsen was responding to a call of a naked man behaving erratically outside an Atlanta-area apartment complex in March 2015 when he fatally shot 26-year-old Anthony Hill, an Air Force veteran who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and PTSD.
Olsen is charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, violation of oath of office and making a false statement.
Prosecutors rested their case Wednesday after several days of testimony. The defense rested Thursday morning without calling any witnesses or putting Olsen on the stand.
The jury is set to hear closing arguments from each side Thursday afternoon and to begin deliberating Friday.