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Prosecutor: No Charges in Platte County Man's Death

No charges will be filed after it was determined a Platte County man died of a heart attack during a confrontation in March.
(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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