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OK NAACP Calls for Investigation Into Allegations Of Police Brutality In Moore

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Luis Rodriguez died after police handcuffed him outside the Warren Theater. Rodriguez's wife, Nair Rodriguez, frantically recorded part of the incident as police gained control of him. Luis Rodriguez died after police handcuffed him outside the Warren Theater. Rodriguez's wife, Nair Rodriguez, frantically recorded part of the incident as police gained control of him.
MOORE, Oklahoma -

The Oklahoma State Conference NAACP has called for the FBI and the Department of Justice investigations into the actions of three Moore Police officers involved in the in-custody death outside of the Warren theatre.

News 9 released video of the police officers and two security guards allegedly tackling a Mr. Luis Rodriguez in the parking lot of the theatre. The incident happened in the 1000 block on Telephone Rd. in Moore.

"The major issue is whether or not excessive force was used, and whether or not the civil rights of Mr. Rodriguez were violated," said Anthony R. Douglas, president Oklahoma State Conference NAACP.

2/27/2014 Related Story: Moore Police Release Report About Luis Rodriguez's Death

The Moore Police Report shows that officers were investigating a domestic abuse call outside the Warren Theater. The report states that an officer approached Rodriguez and asked for his ID, but "he wasn't giving it to him" then "Luis stepped back, crossed his arms and tried to walk around" the officer.

It goes on to read that Rodriguez was "taking an aggressive stance" that they "interpreted as a fighting stance." Other officers eventually "stepped in to get Luis under control." Moore Police Chief Jerry Stillings told News 9 that he stood by his officer's actions and did not see them acting inappropriate in the video evidence.

The attorney for the Rodriguez family, Michael Brooks-Jimenez, tells News 9 they've requested medical records from the hospital, the ambulance and the medical examiner's office. The ME's office said it could take up to two months before toxicology results were made available.

The family has also requested video surveillance from the Warren theatre and from Moore Police dashcam footage. So far, they say both have refused.

2/26/2014 Related Story: Attorney Wants Warren Surveillance Footage Of In-Custody Death

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