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Mon Sep 22, 2014, 06:10 PM

Excessive-force trial throws spotlight on notorious Denver jail

For four years, two months and 13 days, Denver’s official rap on Marvin Booker has been that the street preacher died of natural causes in the booking area of the city jail — coincidentally while under a pile of deputies who had handcuffed, nunchucked, choked and Tasered him.

City internal affairs investigators shaped that narrative when they found no wrongdoing by the deputies, even though the excessiveness of their force was plain to see on videotape.

Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey chose not to press charges against the officers despite a city autopsy showing Booker’s death was a homicide."

* Videotape shows one deputy, and then a throng of others, grabbing Booker, handcuffing him and shoving him face down onto the floor. For the next few minutes, the gaggle of officers subdue his frail, motionless body with the full force of their much bigger bodies, a chokehold and a stun gun. Several other deputies and medical staff stood watching – nobody appearing on videotape to be outwardly bothered by the prolonged attack. Booker died soon after. "

http://www.coloradoindependent.com/149422/excessive-force-trial-throws-spotlight-on-notorious-denver-jail

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 06:48 PM

1. Why hasn't this case settled? Bad lawyering on the City's part. eom.

 

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 07:52 AM

3. I haven't heard of this until now

The way they killed this man and then lied about it is just plain evil and disgusting.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 08:07 PM

2. kick

 

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 07:55 AM

4. If they do this to one, they'll do it to all

Another sad story

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