It's been just over a year since the Saginaw police officers involved in the shooting death of Milton Hall were cleared of criminal wrongdoing. But the fight for justice is far from over for Hall's mother.
Jewel Hall, who lives in New Mexico, filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Friday in federal court, seeking damages and a jury trial in the death of Milton Hall, the homeless man shot and killed by Saginaw police last summer.
Hall's lawyers tell NBC25 the lawsuit has not been served yet. It names 10 defendants including the city of Saginaw, eight Saginaw police officers and a police lieutenant who was shift commander on July 1, 2012.
According to the lawsuit, Jewel Hall is seeking compensation for Milton Hall's â??pain and sufferingâ?? and funeral expenses among other damages. The suit also claims the police officers violated Milton Hall's civil rights by using excessive force, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by targeting a man with mental health issues and that the city failed to properly train its officers.
The six officers who shot Milton Hall were cleared by the Saginaw County prosecutor last year of any criminal wrongdoing.
Jewel Hall's lawyers confirm a draft of the suit has been sent to the city of Saginaw but did not comment further.
City leaders did not respond to requests for comment.