Revs. Jackson, Sharpton press for death resolution

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SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Some national black leaders are pressing Saginaw authorities to take stronger action in the fatal police shooting of a mentally ill man.

Mlive.com (http://bit.ly/QFYvEh ) says Rev. Jesse Jackson held a news conference Friday and a town hall meeting later in the day. Both events were held at Greater Coleman Temple World Outreach Campus. Jackson leads the Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

The Rev. Al Sharpton says he’ll come to Saginaw unless the death is resolved before Sept. 8. Sharpton leads the National Action Network.

Forty-nine-year-old Milton Hall was killed July 1. A cellphone video aired by CNN shows police ordering Hall to drop a knife before he collapses in a hail of gunfire.

On Sept. 17, U.S. Rep. John Conyers plans to attend a community forum on the case.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Photo caption: Rev. Jesse Jackson addresses those in attendance during a town hall meeting at the World Outreach Campus Greater Coleman Temple in Saginaw, Mich., Friday night, Aug. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/The Saginaw News, Colleen Harrison)

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