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Police Reprimanded after missing Homeless man 35 Times

• CBS Detroit
A Saginaw police supervisor has been demoted and two officers disciplined for their roles in the fatal shooting of a homeless, mentally ill man in a parking lot, city officials said Friday following a review of the case. The on-scene supervisor during the July 1 shooting of 49-year-old Milton Hall was reprimanded and demoted to the rank of patrolman, Acting Police Chief Brian Lipe said, and the two officers being disciplined received reprimands for not following the department’s mobile video policy. The command officer “failed to take command and control of the situation,” Lipe said at a news conference. Some patrol car video was working, but some in-car audio wasn’t turned on and some of the microphones worn by the officers didn’t have working batteries, he said. Lipe said all the officers involved will return to active duty. The incident with Hall began when a convenience store clerk reportedly called police to complain that Hall was becoming rude and combative after ref

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