Jurors Find Denver Deputies Used Excessive Force in Death
A federal court jury on Tuesday found five Denver sheriff’s deputies used excessive force against a homeless street preacher who died in 2010.
The jury awarded the family of Marvin Booker $4.6 million in damages.
Booker died after deputies shocked him with a Taser while he was handcuffed, put him in a sleeper hold and lay on top of him. Darrold Killmer, the Booker family’s attorney, said that was a zealous overreaction to the frail 56-year-old.