Prosecutor: No Charges in Platte County Man's Death

Published 07/03 2014 04:23PM

Updated 07/03 2014 04:32PM

(PLATTE CITY, Mo.) Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd will not file charges in the March death of a Platte County man.

Darrell Brooks, 56, died after an altercation at a home on Interurban Road in March.

An autopsy revealed Brooks died of a heart attack and not as a result of the disturbance.

When deputies first arrived at the home, Brooks was being restrained by another man, who had his arm around Brooks' neck. The man released Brooks after deputies' orders . Brooks died on the scene.

The autopsy revealed an underlying condition that likely led to the heart attack.


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