DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Georgia judge recused himself on Monday, officials said.
Judge J. P. Boulee was supposed to hear a trial, but since he has been nominated for a federal judgeship, the court said that he decided to reassign to a different judge.
Officials said the trial was a 2015 case where Officer Robert Olsen is accused of shooting and killing Air Force Veteran Anthony Hill.
The case was set to be heard on February 25.
In a statement through their attorney, the family of Anthony Hill said the judge's recusal was "just a bump in the road."
"We are confident that a new judge will be found in a timely fashion and the trial will take place as scheduled," the statement read. "This family has waited nearly four years for Anthony's killer to be brought to justice."