Video shows police confrontation before man's death
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:59:35 GMT — (KOKH) -- The Rodriguez family and their attorney release video at the Warren Theatre of the final minutes before Luis Rodriguez's death. Luis Rodriguez died after a confrontation with three Moore police officers and two off-duty game wardens. His wife told reporters that the officers beat her husband. The video picks up when they have Rodriguez on the ground, and it is a bit graphic. Click here for a link to the video Luis's wife Nair Rodriguez recorded what happened on her cell phone. She says the officers came at her husband after she had a fight with their 19-year-old daughter. "I understand there was a domestic here, someone hit someone," the officer asks on the video. "Yes I hit my daughter," Nair responds.In a press conference Tuesday, Rodriguez family attorney Michael Brooks-Jimenez released the video."Luis, known in his family and his church as a peacemaker, went after his wife to calm her down when he was confronted by police and theatre security," Jimenez said.The family stood with Jimenez. It was 10 days after their father's death.To read more about this story click here for a link to our sister station KOKH
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