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Moore Police Ask OSBI To Investigate In-Custody Death Of Man

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The department made the announcement Thursday afternoon, stating it has asked OSBI to look into the case involving the death of Luis Rodriquez. The department made the announcement Thursday afternoon, stating it has asked OSBI to look into the case involving the death of Luis Rodriquez.
MOORE, Oklahoma -

The Moore Police Department is calling on the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations to investigate the death of a man who died while in police custody over the weekend.

The department made the announcement Thursday afternoon, stating it has asked OSBI to look into the case involving the death of Luis Rodriquez.

Rodriquez died while in police custody on Saturday. According to Rodriguez's wife, Nair, her husband was trying to defuse the fight she was having with her daughter in the parking lot of the Warren Theaters in Moore. That's when she said three officers severely beat her husband. She also said she recorded video of the beating on her cell phone.

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Moore Police Chief Jerry Stillings said the incident involved three private security officers, one of whom is a Moore police officer, and two on-duty Moore Police officers. The two on-duty Moore police officers were already at the theatre responding to an unrelated call.

Police said the altercation between the members of the Rodriguez family, which was reported by witnesses, made the situation a criminal matter. Officers tried to explain the criminal nature of the situation to Rodriguez, but he was uncooperative. He tried to leave and was being aggressive, according to Chief Stillings.

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Three Moore police officers were put on administrative leave while detectives investigate the in-custody death of Luis Rodriguez.

The department is asking for OSBI's help in the investigation for many reasons including the fact that two of the officers involved are also state game wardens.

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