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$4.6 Million Awarded to Family of Homeless Pastor Who Died After Denver Police Beating

HeadlineOct 16, 2014

A federal jury has awarded $4.6 million to the family of a homeless preacher who died after suffering police brutality. Witnesses to the 2010 incident say Marvin Booker was forcibly restrained, tasered and then placed face down in a holding cell. He was pronounced dead hours later in what the coroner ruled a homicide. Booker’s family won the federal lawsuit against the city of Denver and five of the officers involved.

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