Dozens of residents came out to the Saginaw City Council meeting Monday night looking for answers to what they said was the senseless shooting of Milton Hall.
It's been a week since Hall was shot at by police 46 times in the parking lot of the Riverview Plaza Shopping Center after police said he threatened them with a knife. Exactly how many rounds hit Hall has not been disclosed by police.
A number of people witnessed the shooting, and many of them spoke at Monday night's meeting, saying they were seeking justice for Hall.
"To shoot an individual 40-something times? That was senseless, it made no sense, said Ajani Owuso. "I'm afraid of police now ... if the council does not take a stand for which you were voted into office to do, you're just as guilty as pulling the trigger along with those officers."
Police say Hall, who was homeless, made aggressive movements toward officers.
Michigan State Police are currently handling the investigation, but at least one city council member is asking for federal investigators to get involved.
"This community is traumatized, I'm traumatized," said Norman Braddock. "I'm not particularly satisfied with a state police investigation. I'm not really satisfied with a county prosecutor investigation, or even a state attorney general investigation. I think we need to go up to Bay City to the US Attorney's office and make them aware - if they're not already aware of the situation and have them look into an investigation of their own."
In all, five police officers and one sergeant are on the paid administrative leave. Prosecutors were expected to review the case afterward.
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