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August 16th, 2012
10:20 PM ET

Investigation into fatal police standoff

Former officer Lou Palumbo says investigators will examine the reason police shot a Michigan man and how many rounds were fired. The victim, 49-year-old Milton Hall, was holding a knife during the confrontation. His family says he suffered from mental health issues.

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  1. melissa

    I'm sorry but the facts don't support the actions of those officers. That man was essentially in front of a firing squad. They reacted like they were at the shooting range. Milton Hall was a person with rights and a family. This story should be given all the same attention by the press that missing white women get, or a vice president hopeful's abs get (FYI, I am a white woman).

    August 19, 2012 at 12:19 am |
  2. John Bronstein

    What a bunch of garbage... you're telling me an officer with a gun can't stop a man with a knife 20 feet away by a single shot in the leg. Come on....

    Mliton Hall had no gun. Just a knife, meaning, he could not shoot at them. The officers has a dog they could have set loose on him to deter his approach. They had billy clubs as well to use to deter him and take him into custody. And lastly, if all else has failed, a single shot to Mr. Hall's leg would have been plenty for the officers to apprehend him and take him into custody. Under NO circumstance could their use of force be justified, and they should all go to jail for life.

    Poor training, or even if Milton Hall reaching into his pocket for something is no excuse. A single shot in the leg or first unleashing the dog would have EASILY allowed the officers to apprehend him. This is disgusting!!!

    August 17, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
  3. ADRIAN

    How is it that all the cops that end up in this situation are complete idiots. All of this would and could have been avoided, if...dude would have dropped knife, cops would have let the dog go (they didnt apparently do to the love of that animal) or they all could have tasered the guy. NOPE, this is what they do instead..OMG what freaking cowards. They kill ppl all day for the most stupid crap and these fools wont go after the bankster, guess the cops havent figured yet out that their pensions have been sqaunderd away already.

    August 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm |