DENVER (AP) — A Colorado district attorney is asking a grand jury to investigate the 2010 death of a street preacher in a city jail after deputies shocked the man with a Taser and restrained him.
Denver District Attorney Beth McCann announced Thursday that she is referring a "limited aspect" of the case to a grand jury, seven years after her predecessor decided not to file charges against any of the deputies involved in Marvin Booker's death.
McCann said she isn't asking for a reconsideration of homicide charges.
But she says new information from a 2014 lawsuit filed by Booker's family justifies a grand jury review of deputies' actions after his death.
McCann didn't provide specifics.
Family attorney Darold Killmer says he expects prosecutors to argue that deputies tampered with evidence.