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Federal government won’t charge Michigan officers

Updated Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 | 4:16 p.m.

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Federal criminal civil rights charges won't be filed against Michigan police officers in the fatal shooting of a homeless, mentally ill man.

The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, U.S. attorney's office and the FBI say they don't have "sufficient evidence of willful misconduct" by the Saginaw officers in Milton Hall's July 2012 slaying.

Hall was shot 11 times during a confrontation in a parking lot. Police have said Hall was holding a knife and moving toward an officer and police dog when he was shot.

Federal officials said in a release Tuesday that they reviewed results of a criminal probe by state police, Michigan attorney general and Saginaw County prosecutor as part of their investigation.

They say evidence included witness statements and videos from police car dashboard cameras and cellphones.