Luis Rodriguez’s family files lawsuit against Moore PD, Warren Theatre, others

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OKLAHOMA COUNTY,Okla.-- The family of a man who died after an altercation with Moore Police has filed a civil lawsuit against the police department and multiple other agencies, including the Warren Theatre.

Included in the suit is deprivation of rights, excessive use of force, negligence and assault and battery.

After speaking with Luis Rodriguez's wife, she wants to make sure that her husband's death is not forgotten.

Cell phone video shows Rodriguez during an altercation with police back in February.

It all started when Rodriguez had gone to the Warren movie theatre with his wife and daughter.

The two women allegedly began arguing, so Rodriguez tried to ease the situation. That's when his wife says police began to question him.

Rodriguez was allegedly arrested by several Moore police officers at the theatre and later died in custody at a hospital.

A new civil suit filed by the family alleges Warren Theatres, the Moore police officers involved in the altercation, and Midwest Regional Medical center were all at fault for Rodriguez's death.

The suit says, "the officers were unreasonable in the use of force utilized on Luis," and that, "he had not committed any crime."

It also says that, "Rodriguez did not pose any threat to the safety of the officers or others,"and, "there were no grounds for the detention of Luis."

The suit alleges that Rodriguez was "pummeled with fists, knees and pepper spray until he was bloody and lifeless."

It goes on to say, "officers became concerned when they learned his daughter and wife had recorded the murder of Luis Rodriguez on their cellular telephone and threatened to arrest her if she did not stop."

"DA Mashburn appears to have a history of justifying the legal use of force, including deadly force, against civilians," according to the lawsuit.

The Cleveland County DA decided not to press charges against the officers last year.

Here is a link to the full Rodriguez Civil Lawsuit.

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