Category Archives: DeKalb County police

Officer Robert Olsen Indicted, Arrested for Murder of Anthony Hill

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(APN) DECATUR — On Thursday, January 21, 2016, after eight hours of hearing evidence, a criminal grand jury indicted DeKalb County police officer Robert Olsen on six counts for the murder of Anthony Hill.   The charges include two counts of felony murder, one count of aggravated assault, one count of making a false statement, and two counts of violation […]

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Police Brutality Concerns Brought to DeKalb Commission

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(APN) DECATUR — Members of The Coalition of Justice and Police Accountability spoke for nearly thirty minutes about recent police shootings, and a desire for increased accountability, during the public comments section of the Tuesday, September 08, 2015 DeKalb County Board of Commissioners Meeting.   “I feel the DeKalb County Commission is reinforcing this culture of impunity, there is an […]

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A “People’s Tribune” Finds Several Police in Georgia Guilty of Murder

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, many Atlantans participated in a national day of resistance to police killings.   In Atlanta, the day started with a die-in at Georgia State University.   Then the activists marched to the Municipal Court of Atlanta, carrying a real casket and a Stolen Lives banner that documents victims murdered by police.  There, […]

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Seven Arrested Protesting DeKalb Killing of Anthony Hill

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With additional reporting on the police reports by Matthew Charles Cardinale.   (APN) ATLANTA — On Saturday, March 14, 2015, friends of Anthony Hill from his apartment complex in unincorporated DeKalb County, and from the surrounding community, held a memorial service on the spot where he was killed by DeKalb County Police.   Hill was killed by DeKalb Police on […]

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Rally Held for DeKalb Police Killing of Anthony Hill (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) DECATUR — On Wednesday night, March 11, 2015, approximately two hundred people marched through the streets of Decatur and held sit-ins stopping traffic, as they protested the killing of Anthony Hill.   For the second time in less than eleven weeks, DeKalb police have shot and killed another innocent Black man   This time, they shot a naked, unarmed veteran […]

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Kevin Davis’s Girlfriend, April Edwards, Talks about Shooting

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(APN) ATLANTA — April Edwards returned to Atlanta to tell the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) what she witnessed the night her boyfriend, Kevin Davis, was shot and killed by Joseph Pitts, a DeKalb Police Officer.   Edwards and Officer Pitts are the only witnesses alive who know what happened that fatal night.  Up until this point, only the police […]

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Protesters Camp at DeKalb Courthouse over Kevin Davis Police Killing

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(APN) DECATUR — About twenty-five people camped out overnight outside of the DeKalb County Courthouse on the evening of Wednesday, February 05, 2014, calling on the DeKalb Police Department (DPD) to allow for an external investigation into the death of Kevin Davis.   As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, Kevin Davis was shot by DeKalb police officer Joseph Pitts […]

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Candlelight Vigil Held for Kevin Davis in DeKalb County

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(APN) DECATUR — A candlelight vigil at the DeKalb County Courthouse on Thursday, January 29, 2015, brought out about seventy-five people to support the family of Kevin Davis, who was recently killed by DeKalb police.   As Atlanta Progressive News previously reported, Davis made the apparent mistake of calling the police for help, when a guest stabbed his girlfriend during […]

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