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Michigan Saginaw firing squad takes out homeless Milton Hall in city parking lot

Discussion in 'Incidents of Police Abuse, Misconduct, Negligence' started by M, Oct 14, 2013.

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    • Lieutenant Paul Crane, shift commander
    • Sergeant Anajanette “A.J.” Wojciechowski (aka A.J. Tuer), apparently in charge at the scene
    • Officer Patrick Busch, Officer Jeremy Holden, Officer Bradley Holp, Officer Nicholas Olivo, Officer Roger Pate, Officer Richard Thompson, Officer Jeffrey Wenzell
    Victim: Milton Hall

    Department: Saginaw Police Department

    Location: Saginaw, Michigan

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    Milton Hall
    "Six Saginaw police officers fired 47 times at the 49-year-old Hall, striking him 11 times"​

    Apart from the obvious downside of conducting a firing-squad execution in a city parking lot, note that 36 of the 47 bullets fired missed their intended target. These cowboys are a clear & present danger to any citizens in the neighborhood.

    M-Live: Milton Hall's mother files wrongful death lawsuit against Saginaw, nine police officers (Sept 30 2013)

    The mother of Milton Hall, a homeless Saginaw man shot and killed by Saginaw police officers in 2012, has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the city and nine police officers.


    Six Saginaw police officers fired 47 times at the 49-year-old Hall, striking him 11 times, in the Riverview Plaza parking lot on West Genesee as he wielded a knife and acted aggressively, according to then-Saginaw County Prosecutor Michael D. Thomas. After review of the incident, Thomas determined that there was no criminal intent behind the officers' actions. Davis alleges the officers' actions “amounted to an execution by firing squad.” “The acts of the individual officers on the scene were intentional, malicious, reckless, grossly negligent, and undertaken with deliberate indifference to and callous disregard for Hall's health and well being, entitling his estate to punitive damages,” Davis writes.


    The incident began when Hall, who Davis writes “suffered from serious mental illness,” stole a cup of coffee from a nearby gas station. “He was well known to the police officers of Saginaw prior to July 1, 2012, as a person with a mental illness,” Davis writes. “Hall had been approached, contacted, and/or detained by officers of the city on several occasions without incident prior to this date, largely as a result of behaviors related to his illness. As a result, (the officers) knew or should have known of his disability and had a duty to accommodate that disability in their dealings with him.”


    In the complaint, Davis writes that then-Saginaw Police Sgt. Anajanette “A.J.” Wojciechowski responded to the parking lot first, and dispatched to fellow officers that Hall was not “looking so nice,” requested assistance, and stated “without provocation or reason, that if the other officers did not respond promptly, she was “going to have to shoot this guy.” Davis writes that Wojciechowski, formerly known as A.J. Tuer, recently had returned to road patrol after serving as the police department's head of internal affairs. Wojciechowski subsequently was demoted to officer after Hall's death, sued the city over the demotion, and retired as part of an out-of-court settlement.


    [Jeffrey] Wenzell, the attorney continues, “repeatedly and aggressively taunted and threatened Hall with a police dog, which frightened and agitated him further.”
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