Deal reached over police shooting of Saginaw man - WNEM TV 5

Deal reached over police shooting of Saginaw man

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SAGINAW, MI (AP) -

The city of Saginaw has settled a lawsuit with the family of a homeless man who was repeatedly shot by police in a parking lot.

The family has reached a $725,000 settlement with the city of Saginaw.

Police fired more than 40 shots, striking Milton Hall 11 times and killing him in 2012. Police say they acted after the mentally ill man refused to drop a knife.

Court records show an agreement to end a civil rights lawsuit was reached Friday.

Hall family attorney Cynthia Heenan declined to disclose the settlement amount. She says police had options before they fired at the 49-year-old Hall.

The Associated Press left messages seeking comment Monday with attorneys for Saginaw.

The case moved quickly. The settlement comes less than six months after a lawsuit was filed in Bay City federal court.

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