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    A police officer responding to a call of a naked man behaving erratically at an Atlanta-area apartment complex arrived on the scene, exited his vehicle and shot the man almost immediately. Now a jury must decide if he's guilty of murder. Robert 'Chip' Olsen, then a DeKalb County officer, fatally shot 27-year-old Anthony Hill on March 9, 2015. Olsen, 57, and his attorneys have said he was being attacked, feared for his safety and acted in self-defense. But prosecutors have said he used excessive force against Hill, a naked and unarmed U.S. Air Force veteran with mental health problems. A grand jury indicted Olsen nearly a year later on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, violation of oath of office and making a false statement. Olsen resigned following the indictment. Jury selection in his trial is set to start Monday. A felony murder charge doesn't mean prosecutors believe Olsen acted with malice but rather that he killed someone while committing another felony, in this case aggravated assault or violation of his oath. Olsen is white and Hill was black. Against a national backdrop of officers not facing charges after shooting black men, the indictment itself is noteworthy. Gerald Griggs, a leader in the Atlanta NAACP chapter, said supporters of Hill's family plan to pack the courtroom. He said he's optimistic about a conviction but acknowledged that Olsen has some of the best defense attorneys in the state. 'We're expecting the eyes of the community to be watching this very carefully, and we're hopeful that whoever the 12 that are seated as a jury will listen to the evidence and return a verdict that speaks the truth, and that's guilty on all counts,' Griggs said, predicting protests if Olsen is exonerated. Hill had been medically discharged from the Air Force and was being treated for bipolar disorder but had stopped taking his medication because he didn't like the side effects, his girlfriend, Bridget Anderson, said right after he died. Being shot by a police officer was especially tragic, she said. When no indictment was issued for officers in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black Staten Island man who died after a confrontation with white officers, she was angry, she said. But she recalled Hill saying most police are good people. Olsen, who'd been a police officer for seven years, had no significant disciplinary problems prior to the shooting, according to personnel records. In annual evaluations, he consistently received an overall rating of 'exceeds standards' and was commended for his productivity, willingness to take on extra responsibilities and being a team player. During a May 2018 pretrial hearing on a request by Olsen's attorneys to dismiss the charges because Olsen had acted appropriately, the apartment complex maintenance supervisor said he saw Hill outside the leasing office in shorts and a T-shirt saying strange things, like, 'The devil is coming,' and asking for help. He got Hill to go to his apartment, but Hill reemerged without clothes. Leasing office staff called 911. Olsen was responding to that call, told by dispatch there was a naked man who was 'possibly demented.' Hill was squatting in a roadway when Olsen arrived but jumped up and ran toward the patrol car, Olsen testified. Olsen drew his gun as he exited his car and yelled, 'Stop! Stop!' Hill didn't stop, and Olsen shot him 'maybe a second' after giving the order, he testified. The second officer to arrive testified that Olsen said Hill ran at him and 'started pounding on him.' Olsen testified that he didn't remember that conversation. A successful self-defense claim requires evidence that it was reasonable for Olsen to believe Hill was about to kill or gravely injure him or another person. But there was no evidence that Olsen believed Hill was going to kill him, a judge ruled, declining to dismiss the charges. The judge also cited concerns about the former officer's credibility and conflicting testimony. The hearing last year provided a preview of likely trial testimony and there are compelling facts on both sides, said Georgia State University law professor Nirej Sekhon. The fact that Hill was naked and unarmed is a major challenge for the defense, which will also have to explain why Olsen didn't use less-than-lethal force, like a stun gun or pepper spray, he said. Jurors may wonder why Olsen immediately got out of his car, though Sekhon noted that people do often expect police officers to engage with threats when responding to a call. Ultimately, Sekhon said, jurors will have to imagine themselves in Olsen's position and decide whether he acted reasonably. Sekhon said he expects to see Olsen take the stand, that no one else can effectively convey his belief that he was being attacked and was in danger of great bodily harm.
  • San Francisco Giants (74-80, third in the NL West) vs. Atlanta Braves (95-60, first in the NL East) Atlanta; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: Johnny Cueto (1-0, .00 ERA) Braves: Max Fried (16-6, 4.25 ERA) LINE: Braves -210; over/under is 9 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta heads into the matchup after a dominant performance by Mike Foltynewicz. Foltynewicz threw eight innings, surrendering zero runs on three hits with seven strikeouts against San Francisco. The Braves are 49-30 on their home turf. Atlanta has slugged .454, good for third in the National League. Freddie Freeman leads the team with a .555 slugging percentage, including 73 extra-base hits and 38 home runs. The Giants are 41-38 in road games. San Francisco is slugging .395 as a unit. Kevin Pillar leads the team with a slugging percentage of .440. The Braves won the last meeting 6-0. Mike Foltynewicz earned his eighth victory and Ronald Acuna Jr. went 2-for-2 with a double, a home run and two RBIs for Atlanta. Tyler Beede registered his 10th loss for San Francisco. TOP PERFORMERS: Ozzie Albies leads the Braves with 73 extra base hits and is batting .294. Ronald Acuna Jr. is 12-for-40 with three doubles, three home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Atlanta. Pillar leads the Giants with 151 hits and is batting .260. Brandon Belt is 11-for-38 with five doubles, a triple, a home run and an RBI over the last 10 games for San Francisco. LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 5-5, .249 batting average, 3.72 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs Giants: 5-5, .232 batting average, 3.54 ERA, outscored by two runs Braves Injuries: Jacob Webb: (elbow), A.J. Minter: (shoulder), Ender Inciarte: (hamstring), Charlie Culberson: (face), Johan Camargo: (shin), Alex Jackson: (knee). Giants Injuries: Tony Watson: (wrist), Reyes Moronta: (shoulder), Trevor Gott: (elbow), Steven Duggar: (shoulder), Pablo Sandoval: (elbow), Zach Green: (hip). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
  • As an exterminator, Andy Lumry's job is to kill. But one customer — a former first lady of Columbus — is praising him for saving her life. Jane Knight, 89, is the widow of the late mayor (1962-63) and Georgia state senator (1967-68) Steve Knight. She has arthritis and vertigo, but she insists on doing her own gardening. 'I'm hard-headed,' she said. During the afternoon of April 11, she was picking up storm debris in her Whitesville Road yard when she lost control of her rolling walker. 'It spun, and it threw me,' she said. 'I tried to grab it and ended up on the ground.' Knight's head hit the driveway. She usually keeps an alert button in her pocket, Knight said, but she doesn't remember whether she had it on her then. Regardless, she didn't think to reach for it while she drifted in and out of consciousness. The next thing she remembers was the voice of her bug man. Knight is Lumry's last appointment on the second Thursday of each month as he returns to Columbus from the Backwaters. He usually arrives at her house as early as 5:30 or as late as 6:30 p.m. But this time, he arrived around 5. 'There was a reason why I was ahead of schedule that day,' said Lumry, a 1985 graduate of Kendrick High School. 'I was just blessed,' Knight said. Although two of Knight's relatives were in the house when she fell, they were upstairs with the door closed and the air conditioner on, she said, so they didn't know she needed help. Her home is on a hill away from the road, so neighbors and passersby couldn't see her. 'I could have bled to death,' she said. As he drove up to her house, Lumry saw her walker on its side and her body on the ground, with her head on the edge of the driveway. 'I was scared immediately,' he said. '. . . I kind of freaked out a little bit.' Knight wasn't moving, and her eyes were closed, Lumry said. He held her hand and hollered, 'Miss Knight!' She opened her eyes and asked, 'Who is that?' 'It's Andy.' 'Oh, Andy. Where am I at?' 'You're outside.' 'I'm outside?' 'Yes, ma'am. As a matter of fact, you're outside and laying on the driveway with your head busted open.' Knight asked Lumry to help her get up, but he knew that he shouldn't try. 'I didn't want to move her because of the amount of blood that was around her head,' he said. Her head was in a puddle of blood, Lumry said, and blood had trickled about 6 feet down the driveway. Knight asked Lumry to not call for an ambulance, but he dialed 911 anyway. While he waited for the first responders, he took a jacket from his truck and placed it on her. A fire truck arrived within 5 minutes and an ambulance within 10, Lumry said. One of the responders asked him, 'Who put this jacket on her?' Lumry, thinking he might have done something wrong, hesitated but acknowledged that he did. 'Good job, man,' he was told. Lumry later learned that the jacket might have prevented Knight from going into shock, which can be fatal. Lumry helped lift Knight onto the gurney. 'There was a fireman up at her shoulders and one down at her lower legs,' he said, 'but there wasn't nobody in the middle.' Lumry told her, 'Pardon me, Miss Knight, but I'm going to have to touch your butt.' Knight doesn't remember that moment, but she laughed at his recollection. She spent five days in St. Francis Hospital and two weeks in Muscogee Manor & Rehabilitation Center to stop the bleeding, ensure she had no other injuries and regain her strength. 'They wanted to make sure you weebled and wobbled but didn't fall down,' Lumry told her. When she heard the story of what happened, Knight told everyone she could that Lumry saved her life. 'I don't feel like that,' he said. 'I just feel that I did what any compassionate person should do, no matter who it is.' Lumry indeed has helped other folks in medical emergencies, but he considers Knight to be like his mother, who died 25 years ago. 'We're just really thankful he found her and so glad it was him,' Knight's oldest son, John, said on behalf of the family. 'He knows what to do in those situations, and he's a really smart guy.' Knight applied to the National Wildlife Federation for her home to be certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat. About 10 days after she returned home, she again was in her garden — and saw a double rainbow. 'This is what God gives me,' she said. ___ Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, http://ledger-enquirer.com
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  • Freddie Freeman didn't care that his eyes kept tearing up from all the beer and champagne soakings. It seemed like every teammate stopped by to blast him, and he loved every minute of it. 'This is the first step of hopefully a few celebrations to come,' he said with a big, wet smile. 'We're excited. We've got a really good ballclub. We're just getting started.' The Atlanta Braves clinched their second straight NL East title as Ronald Acuña Jr. hit his 41st homer in a 6-0 win over San Francisco on Friday night that eliminated the Giants from postseason contention in Bruce Bochy's last year as manager. Acuña scored three runs to back Mike Foltynewicz (8-5), who allowed three hits in eight innings. Atlanta's 19th division title tied the New York Yankees for the most since Major League Baseball split into divisions for the 1969 season. Atlanta's win ensured it will finish ahead of second-place Washington and will start the NL Division Series at home on Oct. 3, most likely against the NL Central champion. Braves players ran onto the infield to celebrate as soon as Acuña caught Alex Dickerson's game-ending flyout. Atlanta (95-60) moved into sole possession of first place for good on June 12. Led by Acuña, Freeman, Josh Donaldson and an offense that has produced a franchise-best 241 homers, its lead swelled from 5½ to 10 games in six days ending with a 9-4 home win over Washington on Sept. 7. 'Last year I kept running around with blinders on wondering if we were good enough to pull it off,' Braves manager Brian Snitker said. 'This year, as went, it was like we're pretty good. Nobody gave us a chance early, and it was good to see these guys get on a roll. Just took care of business, winning a lot of first games and winning a lot of series. That was big.' The Braves, who have not won a postseason series since 2001, secured a postseason berth last week and needed a few extra days to clinch the division. They lost three in a row for the first time since July 16-18 but have won two straight. Bochy was given a standing ovation when a video tribute was played before the second inning. The 64-year-old is retiring after 25 seasons as a major league manager, including 13 years in San Francisco highlighted by three World Series titles. He managed his 2,000th regular season win this week. The Braves remind Bochy of some of his better clubs. 'They have such a good lineup,' he said. 'They've got speed, they've got youth, they've got experience. They've had a heck of a year. Congrats to them for clinching tonight.' Foltynewicz, who also won last year's clincher in Game No. 155, is 4-0 with an 0.69 ERA in four starts this month. He has won seven straight decisions in a span interrupted by a six-start demotion to Triple-A Gwinnett, but the Braves have won his last 12 starts, the longest streak in the majors this year. Josh Tomlin finished a four-hitter. Freeman's sacrifice fly in the first and Ozzie Albies' RBI single in the second built a lead. Acuña hit a two-run homer in the fourth and Brian McCann added a two-run homer in the sixth off Tyler Beede (5-10), who allowed seven hits in six innings. Acuña has been a catalyst the last two nights. 'This kid is liable to go off for the next two weeks and be in a really good place when we start the playoffs,' Snitker said. 'You can kind of see the evidence of that tonight.' Mike Yastrzemski had all three hits for the Giants (74-80). Acuña, the reigning NL Rookie of the Year became the 14th-youngest player reach 100 RBIs in a season at 21 years, 276 days. On Thursday he joined Mel Ott and Eddie Mathews as the only players to hit 40 homers prior to their 22nd birthday. Acuña has 126 runs and needs six to break Dale Murphy's franchise season record, set in 1983. 'In my opinion, he's probably going to be the best player in the game, if not now, in a couple of years,' Freeman said. UP NEXT Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will make his third start Saturday since Tommy John surgery. Braves: LHP Max Fried (16-6, 4.25 ERA) has allowed 21 earned runs over 23 1/3 innings in his last three starts. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
  • Atlanta Braves clinch second straight NL East title.