An autopsy determined that a mentally ill homeless man killed by Michigan police this summer was shot 11 times.
The Saginaw County medical examiner, Dr. Kanu Virani, says Milton Hall was killed by one of the 11 shots when Saginaw police confronted him in a parking lot on July 1.
Prosecutor Michael Thomas said Wednesday that no charges will be filed against the Saginaw officers. They say Hall was shot after he refused to drop a knife while threatening police. Nearly 50 rounds were fired by six officers.
Thomas says witnesses recalled Hall declaring that someone was going to die, either him or police.
On Thursday, Saginaw City Manager Darnell Earley released a statement regarding the Milton Hall shooting incident:
"The administrative task force that I appointed back in July to review the city's policies, procedures, and other employment related circumstances surrounding the July 1 shooting incident is completing its review. We will now focus on the report given yesterday by the Michigan State Attorney General's Office, the Michigan State Police and the Saginaw County Prosecutor. We need to review the details therein for incorporating any pertinent information as necessary to complete our comprehensive, internal review as expeditiously as possible."
Hall's mother, Jewel Hall of Rio Rancho, N.M., says she's disappointed by the prosecutor's conclusion that no one will be charged.
Meanwhile, The National Action Network is still planning to put together a national demonstration in Saginaw on the heels of the announcement not to pursue criminal charges against the police officers. The Rev. Charles Williams II is inviting the community to a planning and strategy meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at 3145 Russell.
Copyright 2012 WNEM (Meredith Corporation.) All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.