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Denver prosecutor asks grand jury to review Marvin Booker's 2010 jail death

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Posted at 2:17 PM, Sep 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 16:17:11-04

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.