Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Luis Rodriguez dies: Disturbing video of 5 cops restraining man who dies

See also

Luis Rodriguez is dead after five police officers pin him down. It looks as though the weight of those five men may have killed the father and husband, who had not committed a crime. While many suggest that the restraint was what killed the man, the autopsy is not back yet with the cause of death.

Police were called to a Moore, Oklahoma movie theater for a domestic dispute, but that dispute was between Rodriguez’s wife and daughter, having nothing to do with the Luis Rodriguez, the man they restrained, according to CNN News on Feb. 26.

Nair Rodriguez, Luis’s wife, had a spat with her 19-year-old-daughter inside the movie theater. She got so angry with her daughter that she slapped her in the face. This is when the 911 call went out to police.

Apparently the family left the theater and Nair was so distraught over the argument with her daughter that she got out of the car and started to walk. Her husband Luis went after her to calm her down.

Police pulled up and took Luis down, despite Nair’s cries that he didn’t do anything and that it was her that hit their daughter. She used her cell phone and videotaped what the police were doing to her husband.

On the tape you can hear her cries trying to get the cops to understand that he didn't do anything. She also says a few times that her husband isn’t moving. She asks the officers if her husband is alright. She is told by one of the officers as soon as they secure him and get him on his feet, she can talk to him.

Then an officer came over to tell Nair that they’ve called for medical help for her husband. She asked the officer who had blood on him if her husband was bleeding. He told her that it was his own blood he had on his clothes.

She wanted to know why they pinned down her husband when it was her who hit their daughter. The officer tells Nair that:

“He refused to give his ID. He got combative.”

The video ends as the ambulance is seen in the background. Luis Rodriguez is dead and the results of his autopsy are not back as of yet, which will hopefully shed some light on how he died. The cops pepper sprayed him then pinned him down on the ground for what appears to be an extended period of time.

Was Luis crushed to death by the weight of the five officers? Police are describing how they handled Luis Rodriguez as “normal procedure.” The video from Nair’s cell phone shows Luis being pinned by the cops. Hopefully a surveillance camera on the theater overlooking the parking lot where this incident took place will shed more light on what happened before Nair started taping the incident with her cell phone.

This is a bizarre case where a mother and daughter's fight turned deadly, but not for them. It was the father of this family who ended up paying the ultimate price for this fight.

Advertisement

News

  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Video
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
    Headlines
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
    Headlines
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
    Sports
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Video
    Watch Video

Related Videos:

  • Pope Francis
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518202450" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518202450&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Powdered alcohol: Palcohol hits stores this fall, now you can snort rum or vodka
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518202480" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518202480&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Loch Ness Monster Apple Maps
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518202054" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518202054&autoStart=true"></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!