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Investigation into man's death at Warren Theatre in Moore is turned over to district attorney

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation report about the Feb. 15 death of Luis Rodriguez, 44, outside the Warren Theatre in Moore has been submitted to Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn, who will determine whether to file charges in the case.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: June 3, 2014 at 7:01 pm •  Published: June 3, 2014


photo - Left: This cellphone video screen capture shows Moore police officers restraining Luis Rodriguez in the parking lot at the Warren Theatre on Feb. 15. Rodriguez died after the incident and the state medical examiner’s office Wednesday announced that Rodriguez’s death is classified as a homicide.
Left: This cellphone video screen capture shows Moore police officers restraining Luis Rodriguez in the parking lot at the Warren Theatre on Feb. 15. Rodriguez died after the incident and the state medical examiner’s office Wednesday announced that Rodriguez’s death is classified as a homicide.

— An investigation into the death of a man in police custody was submitted to the Cleveland County district attorney Tuesday.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation report about the Feb. 15 death of Luis Rodriguez, 44, was submitted for review by District Attorney Greg Mashburn, said a spokeswoman in his office.

Mashburn should determine by the end of the month whether to file charges in the case, she said.

Rodriguez died following a scuffle with five law enforcement officers in the parking lot at the Warren Theatre. The officers used pepper spray and handcuffs to subdue him.

The physical restraint brought on a heart condition known as cardiac arrhythmia, the state medical examiner reported.

An arrhythmia is an irregular heart beat. Contributing factors were an enlarged heart and left ventricular hypertrophy, the report stated.

Three Moore Police Department officers and two off-duty game wardens were involved in the incident. The game wardens and one of the officers were working security for the theater.

Moore Police Chief Jerry Stillings has said he believes the officers acted appropriately.