MOORE — Three Moore police officers are on administrative leave while the death of a man at the Warren Theater is being investigated.
Luis Rodriguez, of Norman, died Friday night outside the theater after an altercation with two on-duty Moore police officers, one off-duty officer and two off-duty game wardens, Moore police spokesman Jeremy Lewis said Saturday.
Lewis said officers were responding to a disturbance involving Rodriquez, his daughter, Luinahi, and his wife, Nair.
Luinahi Rodriquez said she and her mother were fighting in the theater, and her father was trying to break up the fight.
Nair Rodriguez then left the theater, Luinahi said, and Luis chased after her.
When police tried to get identification from Luis Rodriguez, police said he tried to fight with officers and was placed in handcuffs.
Luinahi Rodriguez said Luis did not resist police force and was hit repeatedly by police officers.
“They jumped on him like he was some kind of killer or drug dealer and beat him up,” Luinahi Rodriguez said. “He never fought the officers, they beat him on the head and that's how he lost his breath.”