MOORE, Oklahoma., — Horrifying video of a man who died outside of a movie theater while in police custody earlier this month was released by the family’s lawyer.
Luis Rodriguez, 44, was approached by police about a possible domestic disturbance. Police say when Rodriguez became uncooperative, they handcuffed him. The cellphone video shot by Rodriguez’s wife shows him on his stomach with 5 police officers on top of him as he is being restrained. Rodriguez’s wife, can be heard screaming and asking if Rodriguez is dead.
Michael Brooks-Jimenez, attorney for the Rodriguez family said, “He was not involved in the disturbance. However, when police came, they focused their attention on Luis. Taking him face down onto the pavement, pepper-spraying his mouth, nose and eyes and putting the weight of five grown men on top of him, and then handcuffing him as he was unconscious or already dead,”
Three officers who were involved in the incident are currently on administrative leave while Moore Police Chief Jerry Stillings says he stands behind his officers’ actions and did not see anything inappropriate on the cell phone footage.