Doubtless there were many reasons behind a federal jury's decision on Tuesday to stick it to the City of Denver over the 2010 death of Marvin Booker in the downtown jail, handing out a staggering $4.65 million in punitive and compensatory damages to the victim's family. The video record of sheriff's ... More >>
Justice for the family of Marvin Booker may have to wait. On Monday, Booker's brother, sister-in-law and cousins stood in front of the statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. in City Park and expressed their disappointment that the civil lawsuit they filed against the city and the sheriff's deputies whose ... More >>
Last night, the Denver City Council agreed to pay Ashford Wortham and Cornelius Campbell (plus their law firm, Kilmer, Lane & Newman) $60,000 over a 2009 traffic stop they allege was racially motivated. Attorney David Lane sees this payout as yet another example of Denver's wrongheaded approach to d ... More >>
Marvin BookerA day after Denver officials cleared five officers of wrongdoing in the death of an inmate in the Denver jail, the family of Marvin Booker made a public plea to federal officials to look into the case. "None of us could see my brother's reaction because of all of those police on ... More >>
Marvin Booker.This morning, a team led by attorney Darold Killmer will file a lawsuit on view below in relation to Marvin Booker, who died in Denver jail July 9 after being put in a sleeper hold and Tased. But Killmer, who'll be center-stage during an 11 a.m. press conference about the case, ... More >>
Nearly two-and-a-half years after her death while in the custody of the Denver jail, the family of Emily Rae Rice have reached a settlement with Denver Health Medical Center. After a car accident in February of 2006 in which Rice was driving intoxicated, Denver Health treated the 24 year old and det ... More >>
“Fair and equal treatment is the bedrock principal of this country,” Darold Killmer told an ever-filling federal courtroom downtown yesterday afternoon. “All of us have the right to not be falsely branded as a terrorist, criminal or thief.” Who exactly violated that right for Qusair Mohame ... More >>
Qusair Mohamedbhai just wanted to open a bank account. Instead, he was labeled a terrorist.
From the week of August 5, 2004
An employment dispute mushrooms into a multi-million-dollar headache for a Denver hotel.