Marvin Booker Was Murdered
Marvin Booker, a homeless street preacher, while being booked into the Denver Detention Center, he was beaten to death by five jail guards – for simply wanting to retrieve his shoes. 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 exited 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.
The case of Marvin Booker vs. the City of Denver, reveals how a City participated in a cover-up in which it failed to properly investigate those involved, and chose to protect The Thin Blue Line, instead of a citizen’s constitutional rights.