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Marvin Booker protest march on anniversary of controversial jail death (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

9 years ago by Michael Roberts
Aside from a guest commentary in the Denver Post on Saturday, major Denver media largely ignored a march to protest the jailhouse death of inmate Marvin Booker one year ago. But Booker's family continues to call for a federal investigation -- and plenty of people remain passionate about the issue,...
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Marvin Booker Family Claims Coverup, Wants Criminal Charges in Jail Death

2 years ago by Michael Roberts
At 5:30 p.m. today, July 10, family members of Marvin Booker, who died in Denver's main jail seven years ago this month during an excessive-force incident that led to a $6 million settlement, will take part in a press conference at which they will demand that Denver District Attorney Beth McCann begin a new investigation into the case. They say a Taser used on Booker is missing, and they believe the story behind its disappearance suggests a potentially criminal cover-up.
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Grand Jury to Ask: Where Is the Taser That May Have Killed Marvin Booker?

2 years ago by Michael Roberts
Two months ago, family members of Marvin Booker, who died in Denver's main jail during a July 2010 excessive-force incident that led to a $6 million settlement, appeared at a press conference to demand that Denver District Attorney Beth McCann begin a new investigation into the tragic incident. Now, McCann is referring what she calls a "limited aspect" of the case to the Denver Grand Jury. And while McCann's office isn't divulging any specifics, the panel will almost certainly look into reports of a missing Taser that Booker's loved ones see as evidence of a potential criminal coverup.
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The Oddest Moment in Wade Gardner's New Doc, Marvin Booker Was Murdered

3 years ago by Kyle Harris
Wade Gardner will be premiering his documentary Marvin Booker Was Murdered, Friday at Cleo Parker Robinson Theater.
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Inmate Killed at Denver Jail Before Call to Investigate Marvin Booker's Death There

2 years ago by Michael Roberts
Earlier today, on the morning of July 10, an inmate was killed at Denver's main downtown jail. The incident, which a source says involved inmate-on-inmate violence, took place mere hours before speakers at a press conference scheduled to take place outside the facility are expected to demand an investigation into the death of Marvin Booker, who died at the jail on July 9, 2010, nearly seven years ago to the day.
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Photos: Remembrance rally for Marvin Booker, who died in Denver jail

6 years ago by Melanie Moccia
Supporters and family members rallied in front of the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center yesterday afternoon in remembrance of 56-year old Marvin Booker, who was killed by Denver sheriff deputies in July 2010. The rally came a day after the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals released its opinion on Booker's case...
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Marvin Booker: third anniversary memorial of his death tonight

7 years ago by Patricia Calhoun
Three years ago today, Marvin Booker, a street preacher, was arrested and taken to Denver's Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center after failing to appear on a possession-of-drug-paraphernalia charge. He died while in custody that day, after an altercation with sheriff's deputies. Although the Denver coroner ruled his death a homicide, then-Denver...
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Marvin Booker lawsuit to establish pattern of police brutality in Denver, attorney says

9 years ago by Michael Roberts
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...

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