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Attorney For Moore Police Officer Shares New Details On In-Custody Death

 

Luis Rodriguez

 

 

” New details were revealed Wednesday night on a key piece of evidence involving a metro man who died in police custody. News 9 showed cell phone video of part of the incident. Now, we’re learning what’s in a second video that shows the entire thing.

  Luis Rodriguez died Feb. 15 after a family fight in the parking lot of the Warren Theater in Moore. His wife took cell phone video of some of the police involvement and now the attorney for one of the Moore officers explains what he saw in the theater’s surveillance video.

” We have nothing to hide,” said attorney Scott Adams.

  Adams is representing Moore Police Officer Ryan Minnard. Adams says he watched the surveillance video with Moore Police’s Internal Affairs Division when they interviewed Minnard.

” Officer Minnard walks up, says, ‘Hey we are investigating a crime here, need your identification.’ Subject refuses, starts to take off, gets into a fighting stance,” said Adams.”

 

   Luis Rodriguez is dead because he refused to identify himself and things escalated from there but according to the “Know Your Rights” there are 27 states that have passed “stop and identify” laws , and Oklahoma is not on that list . The entire issue is very murky and surrounded by controversy due to the vagueness of term detention and the laws vary by state and at times are overruled by federal law so it is a nightmare of confusion to know exactly where you stand with regards to the demand “papers please” .

 

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The states in red have “stop and identify” laws on the books

     According to other sources you are not required to provide ID unless you are under arrest , which Mr Rodriguez plainly wasn’t until after he refused to provide his ID and attempted to walk away . Unfortunately as with all things involving the authorities , they are free to do as they please and we must fight them after the fact , an admittedly difficult task when one considers the complicity of the courts .

 

 

” In the United States, interactions between police and citizens fall into three general categories: consensual (“contact” or “conversation”), detention (often called a Terry stop, afterTerry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968)), or arrest. “Stop and identify” laws pertain to detentions.”

 

 

    For a better idea of exactly how difficult it is to know your rights during a police interaction read this . Regardless of the individual laws and whether the Moore police were correct in their behavior the fact remains that a father is dead a woman widowed and a child is fatherless because of a family spat , all at the hands of the State .

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Nair Rodriguez Death – Five Oklahoma Cops Restrain Man Who Later Died In Hospital In Moore

 

 

” Family release video of father who died after being restrained by five cops for failing to show ID following an argument at a movie theater

  The family of a man who died after a struggle with police outside an Oklahoma movie theater released a cellphone video on Tuesday, which shows five officers restraining the man face down on the ground, with one officer holding his head forcefully down.

  Minutes later, Nair Rodriguez, who shot the nearly 6-minute video of her husband, Luis Rodriguez, outside a Moore theater earlier this month, starts to scream as he’s placed on a stretcher.

‘ Papa! Is he OK? He doesn’t move. He doesn’t move! You kill him! You kill him! You killed my husband! Please somebody tell me that he’s alive!’ she screams. 
A police officer assures Nair Rodriguez that her husband is alive and that medical personnel will take care of him. He died later in hospital.

  Early on February 15th, police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance and tried to question Luis Rodriguez, Moore Police Chief Jerry Stillings said at a news conference last week. 

  Rodriguez was pepper-sprayed before officers used two pairs of handcuffs to restrain him as he was face down on the ground, Stillings said.

  Nair Rodriguez has told media outlets that police beat her husband, but there are no signs of punching or kicking in the video, and Stillings has said there are no indications that batons or other weapons were used.

  The Rodriguez family held a news conference Tuesday to release the video. Nair Rodriguez thanked the media for covering the case, but did not take questions.”

Family Says Moore Police Beat Father To Death

 

 

 

” Three Moore Police officers were put on administrative leave while detective investigate an in-custody death from overnight. The family of the man who died said police beat him badly and they recorded it with a cell phone camera.

  Nair Rodriguez and her daughter Lunahi told News 9 they got into an argument at the Warren Theater around midnight. Nair said she slapped her daughter then stormed away. Her husband, Luis, chased after her. That was when the family said officers confronted Luis Rodriguez and asked to see his identification.

  According to Lunahi and Nair, he tried to bypass the officers to stop his wife from driving off because she was so angry. They said officers took him down and it escalated.

  Lunahi Rodriguez said that five officers beat her father to death right in front of her, in the parking lot of the movie theater.”

 

    Mrs Rodriguez videoed the whole thing on a cell phone but it was taken by the police as “evidence” and was returned to them yesterday but lawyers for the family have advised them not to release a copy of the video at this time .