Prosecutors: Police Won't Face Criminal Charges In Michigan Man's Death | Roland Martin Reports

Prosecutors: Police Won’t Face Criminal Charges In Michigan Man’s Death

Source: David Ariosto / CNN

Police officers who unleashed a hail of gunfire that killed a homeless Michigan man wielding a knife will not face criminal charges, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Saginaw County Prosecutor Mike Thomas told reporters that investigators had reviewed police reports, several pieces of evidence — including audio recordings of phone calls made to police — and interviewed several witnesses at the scene.

“Criminal charges aren’t warranted,” said Thomas, noting that the officers had not acted with criminal intent on July 1 when they opened fire on Milton Hall.

The 10-week investigation was necessary because “the Saginaw Police Department was not going to investigate itself,” he said. Hall’s family said that he had a history of mental illness.

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