$725,000 Deal Reached over Police Shooting

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) -- The family of a homeless man repeatedly shot by police 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.

Saginaw attorney Bill Reising says a $725,000 deal to end the civil rights lawsuit was reached Friday.

Hall family attorney Cynthia Heenan says police had options before they decided to fire at the 49-year-old Hall. She describes it as a "firing squad."

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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