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Police won’t be charged in Oklahoma theater death

June 21, 2014

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A prosecutor says police won’t face charges in the death of a man who struggled with officers outside an Oklahoma movie theater.

Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn told The Norman Transcript (http://bit.ly/1nq81bk ) Friday that what the officers did during the fight with 44-year-old Luis Rodriguez was appropriate under the law.

Rodriguez died Feb. 15 after the altercation with three Moore police officers and off-duty Oklahoma game wardens working security at the Warren Theatre in Moore.

Mashburn says Rodriguez’s physical health caused his death, not the actions of police and security guards.

Police have said officers were responding to a domestic disturbance report when they tried to question Rodriguez. He was pepper-sprayed before officers used two pairs of handcuffs to restrain him as he was face down on the ground.


Information from: The Norman Transcript, http://www.normantranscript.com

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