SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - The fatal shooting of a man by Saginaw police has led to changes in how law enforcers work with a mental health agency.
The agency has updated its policies on how authorities should respond to someone with mental health issues before confrontations develop.
Police say Milton Hall refused to drop a knife before he was shot 11 times in a parking lot in 2012. The shooting, recorded on video, led to a $725,000 lawsuit settlement with Hall’s family. Critics say officers did a poor job in defusing the situation.
Police Chief Brian Lipe tells The Saginaw News (http://bit.ly/1ndV2JW ) that his department has improved communications with the county mental health agency. He says police typically didn’t seek assistance unless someone was in danger or a threat to others.