Feds Say No Civil Rights Charges To Be Pursued In Hall Death

The U. S. Justice Department says it won't pursue civil rights charges against the Saginaw Police officers who shot and killed Milton Hall on July 1st of 2012. Federal authorities reviewed the evidence collected by state and local authorities who had earlier declined to proceed with prosecution.

The six officers fired because they felt Hall, who was homeless and mentally ill, threatened their safety as he confronted them with a knife in his hand in the parking lot of a west side Saginaw shopping mall.

But federal investigators concluded that even if those officers were mistaken in their assessment of the threat posed by Hall, or acted out of fear or panic that would not establish that they willfully or with unlawful intent violated Hall's civil rights.      

Former Saginaw Mayor Gary Loster says the news is not surprising based on the earlier local and state investigations. He believes a non-lethal alternative should have been found to subdue Hall instead of police shooting him.

Loster added Hall's family is continuing civil litigation against the Saginaw Police Department and the officers.

 

 

Former Saginaw Mayor Gary Loster says the news is not surprising based on the earlier local and state investigations. He believes a non-

lethal alternative should have been found to subdue Hall

instead of police shooting him.

Loster added civil litigation by Hall's family related to the death of

the mentally ill, homeless man is continuing.

 

Former Saginaw Mayor Gary Loster says the news is not surprising based on the earlier local and state investigations. He believes a non-

lethal alternative should have been found to subdue Hall

instead of police shooting him.

Loster added civil litigation by Hall's family related to the death of

the mentally ill, homeless man is continuing.

 

 

Former Saginaw Mayor Gary Loster says the news is not surprising based on the earlier local and state investigations. He believes a non-

lethal alternative should have been found to subdue Hall

instead of police shooting him.

Loster added civil litigation by Hall's family related to the death of

the mentally ill, homeless man is continuing.

 

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