Marvin Booker Was Murdered
Marvin Booker Was Murdered (1:48:00 mins) USA 12pm Oct 15th Lucie Thornton Media Room
Director: Wade Gardner
Marvin Booker, a homeless street preacher, while being booked into the Denver Detention Center, was beaten to death by five jail guards. The event was caught on tape, and witnessed by more than 20 people. After they beat him, the deputies carried him into an isolation cell. Then, left him laying on the cement floor. They claimed he was still alive after they left the cell. The city of Denver never indicted, nor reprimanded any of the deputies involved.
Because the Booker family never settled with city administrators, the case wound its way to a stunning federal civil trial. The film covers how the Booker family, along with their two incredible, attorneys, fought to restore Marvin's civil rights.