ATLANTA (AP) – The family of an unarmed naked man fatally shot by an Atlanta-area police officer has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit.
The lawsuit against the DeKalb County Police Department, Officer Robert Olsen, the county and its board of commissioners was filed Wednesday.
A spokesman for the police department did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment. County attorney O.V. Brantley says she doesn’t comment on pending litigation.
Olsen shot Anthony Hill on March 9 while responding to a call of a man behaving erratically outside a suburban Atlanta apartment complex.
Hill’s mother, Carolyn Giummo, says officers must held accountable, and she hopes the lawsuit will prompt change in police training.
DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James is considering whether to present the case to a grand jury for indictment.