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Unpredictable, regrettable action

Oklahoman Published: July 2, 2014

Paul Holliday (Your Views, June 25) wrote that the arrest of Luis Rodriguez outside a Moore theater “looked like a pack of dogs on this poor man.” The truth is that the police probably were expressing relief that they could finally start their investigation into what they were sent there for. Additionally, they no longer had to be concerned about someone who was uncooperative, who could be a threat to them and the public. The death of Rodriguez was not predictable and is regrettable. My heart goes out to his family, his friends and also to the officers, who I know feel terrible about his death. Holliday’s insinuation that the police took pride in his death isn’t justified. Additionally, the public would be better served if we all cooperated with the police instead of making their job harder and trying to turn the public against them.

Jim Ballard, Norman