ME Rules Moore In-Custody Death As Homicide


Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 4:54 pm
By: News 9


The medical examiner's office rules a man's death while in police custody outside of the Warren Theater a homicide.

The ME says Luis Rodriguez died from a cardiac arrhythmia due to physical restraint and his body has signs of a struggle that would not have been enough to kill him.

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Three Moore police officers are on paid administrative leave during the investigation.

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The lawyer for the Rodriguez family released the following statement to News 9 regarding the ME's results:

 "We were confident from the beginning that this was a homicide and we are happy to see the Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed that. The next step for us to is to research the medical examiner's findings and then we will have more statements."