VIDEO: Raw Video Of Arrest Released After Man Dies In Police Custody

Posted on: 1:24 pm, February 25, 2014, by

[Editor's note: Please be aware this video contains graphic footage]

The family’s attorney has just released cell phone video showing some of what happened the night Luis Rodriguez died in the custody of Moore police.

Luis’ wife, Nair, took the video.

Attorney Michael Brooks-Jiménez, who is representing the Rodriguez family, said, “Luis committed no crime. He wasn’t armed. No gun. No knife. No weapon of any kind. But Luis was the one who lost his life that night.”

In the video you hear Nair Rodriguez yelling for police to leave Luis alone.

The video shows five officers detaining Mr. Rodriguez.

It then shows officers sitting him up, supporting him.

His family members said they believe he was not breathing at that time.

Mr. Rodriguez was then put into an ambulance.

Officials said Luis later died at the hospital.

The investigation into Mr. Rodriguez’s death was handed over to the OSBI last week.

Mr. Rodriguez died Feb. 15 after being taken into custody outside the Warren Theater in Moore.

His family says police beat him.

Read the rest of the story on our affiliate station’s website KFOR – Channel 4 by clicking here. 

5 comments

  • Sarah 1 says:

    Luis’ wife made a good decision using her cell phone. Five men holding down an unarmed, non-combative man was excessive force. Just because the officer that participated in holding down Mr. Rodriguez offered the comment ‘he was being combative’ does not make it so. They cover their actions with patch phrases like that. The mall parking lot will have cameras to determine what happened before the video. The pre-conceived notion that the woman had been hit is also policeman thinking without due knowledge. The woman had a disobedient daughter running in bad company and was trying to deal with an unruly teenager.

    Somebody is going to fill their coffers but just think of all the dark-skinned people who don’t have cell phone evidence?

    Police chiefs need to rein in their officers and/or procedures. Remember when it was innocent until proven guilty?

  • arnold fudpucker says:

    There appears to be much of this story that 5 isn’t putting out front. This fellow was apparently resisting and combative. If this is true then he brought much, if not all, of this one himself.

    • Albert says:

      Really, I can understand that they need to restrain him if he really was being “combative”, which in itself is not enough to go on to see if all that force was really necessary. We obviously don’t have all the information as this video itself only shows the tail end of what happened, but in any case, during the entirety of the video, you do not see Mr. Rodriguez move and the officer holding his head down is possibly restricting his airflow, further harming him. I am not here to pass judgement on him or the officers, but for you to suggest “he brought much, if not all, of this one himself” is downright tasteless. You do not know the story (nor do I). The man DIED. Have some respect.

      • arnold fudpucker says:

        That is your opinion and I have a different one. There was no disrespect intended or conveyed except that which you wanted to take. Just facts. You admit you do not know the story so I find your comment tasteless as well.

      • Albert says:

        Ok man, opinions. I don’t see how mine is tasteless, but whatever.

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