Civil suit filed in police slaying of homeless man

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SAGINAW, Mich. The mother of a 49-year-old homeless man who was shot to death by police has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Saginaw and nine officers.

Jewel Hall's lawsuit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Bay City and seeks compensation and punitive damages.

Milton Hall was shot 11 times in a parking lot on July 1, 2012 after refusing to drop a knife. The lawsuit states that the officers' actions "amounted to an execution by firing squad."

The lawsuit also claims Saginaw officers had previous encounters with Hall and should have been aware that he suffered from mental illness.

Some officers were disciplined by the police department. Hall's death prompted protests.

The U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division is currently investigating Hall's death.


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