(07/27/12) - Late Friday, Saginaw County Prosecutor Mike Thomas told ABC12 a judge has authorized investigative subpoenas for witnesses in the case involving Milton Hall.
Hall was a homeless man who was killed by police officers on July 1 when they found him with a knife at a shopping center.
Six officers fired 46 rounds.
Thomas says this is similar to grand jury and will help speed up the investigation into what happened that day.
This comes hours after pastors held a press conference regarding the case.
In that press conference, nearly 30 Saginaw pastors spoke about the need for change in their city.
They're calling for justice when it comes to the death of Hall.
Robert Davis, who pastors Christ Fellowship Baptist in Saginaw, says this shooting isn't a black and white issue - this is a right and wrong issue.
Church leaders have formed a task force they hope brings change and unity to Saginaw.
"Step number one - we're unified. We're coming together as pastors, and secondly, we want to be able to have more involvement with the city government as it relates to city police and policing policies and procedures. Just so that we can make sure that we're working as the inner faith committee and community with the city to bring about a better change in Saginaw," Davis said.
The task force plans to meet once a week. In the future, they want to have a service where churches in the community can come together.
Police and the prosecutors office are still investigating this case.
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