Rev. Jesse Jackson presses for death resolution

By: Newscenter 16 staff
By: Newscenter 16 staff

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson is pushing Saginaw authorities to take stronger action in the fatal police shooting of a mentally ill man in a parking lot. ( ) says he'll address a news conference at 12:30 p.m. Friday and a town hall meeting at 5 p.m. Both events are at Greater Coleman Temple World Outreach Campus. Jackson leads the Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

The Rev. Al Sharpton says he'll come to Saginaw unless the death is resolved before Sept. 8. Sharpton leads the National Action Network.

Forty-nine-year-old Milton Hall was killed July 1. A cellphone video aired by CNN shows police ordering Hall to drop a knife before he collapses in a hail of gunfire.

On Sept. 17, U.S. Rep. John Conyers plans to attend a community forum on the case.

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