Albany detective who shot man during foot chase retires

January 04, 2019 07:45 PM

Friday was the last day on the job for Albany Police Detective James Olsen.

According to a tweet from the police department, Olsen retired on Friday after 23 years on the force, 13 with the Detective Unit.

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You may remember that it was Detective Olsen who shot 19-year-old Ellazar Williams last August during a foot chase. Williams is paralyzed from the chest down.

A grand jury later ruled Olsen's use of deadly force against Williams was justified.


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