Michigan police officers who shot and killed a homeless man during a confrontation in a plaza parking lot will not face federal charges.
Saginaw resident Milton Hall died from police gunfire in July 2012.
The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan and the FBI announced their joint decision on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
“After a thorough investigation, federal authorities have determined that this tragic event does not present sufficient evidence of willful misconduct to lead to a federal criminal prosecution of the police officers involved,” a news release stated.
Police were responding to reports that a man had stolen a cup of coffee from a store. They confronted Hall, who was armed with a knife. He had a known history of mental illness.
Hall was shot at by six officers 47 times, and struck by 11 of the bullets.
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