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.


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.


WNYT Staff

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