MOORE — The officers who attempted to detain Luis Rodriguez outside the Warren Theatre earlier this year won’t face criminal charges, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn notified the Moore Police Department on Friday.
Rodriguez died shortly after the incident, in which three Moore police officers and two game wardens struggled to handcuff the man in the parking lot February 15. The state medical examiner determined Rodriguez died of a heart condition known as cardiac arrhythmia, brought on by physical restraint.
In his findings, Mashburn said the use of force by the officers was “justified and appropriate under the law.”
The officers — Sgt. Brian Clarkston, officer Ryan Minard and officer Joseph Bradley, who are employed by the Moore Police Department, and game wardens Tyler Howser and Chad Strang — are expected to return to work.
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