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Questions remain in Milton Hall police shooting case

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(09/13/12) - Now that a legal ruling has been made in the Milton Hall police shooting case, another important decision in the matter is expected soon.

Wednesday, Saginaw County Prosecutor Mike Thomas announced the six police officers involved in the shooting of Hall, on July 1, will not be criminally charged.

But now, another big question remains - will the officers remain on the police force?

The officers were put on paid administrative leave after the shooting, then a few weeks later, were allowed to return to work, but only on office duty for the most part.

Wednesday, Mike Thomas held a press conference announcing the investigation into the shooting was complete, and because the 49-year-old Hall had a knife, was aggressive with that knife, and began to move toward some of the officers on the scene, there would be no criminal charges against the officers.

But, he says there are other legal and Saginaw police policy issues that the federal government and the city of Saginaw are looking at.

City Manager Darnell Earley released a statement Thursday, in part saying the administrative task force looking at the actions of the police officers will now look at that completed Michigan State Police investigation, and determine whether there should be any disciplinary action against the officers.

"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," Earley said.

The city has 90 days to complete the investigation from the time of the incident, which was July 1, so the deadline would be Sept. 28.

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