In the latest instance of police brutality, three Moore, Oklahoma police officers have been placed on administrative leave while the department investigates their involvement in the death of Luis Rodriquez.
At a night out at the movies, Luis, his wife, Nair, and their daughter got into a verbal altercation that ended with Nair slapping the daughter and storming off. Luis attempted to defuse the situation by going after his wife when police stopped him and demanded his identification. His wife, meanwhile, continued to get in her car and was about to drive off so Luis didn’t stop for the police and kept on walking. That was all it took for the five officers on scene to take him down and start beating him.
The daughter, Lunahi, told News9 that the officers never gave him a chance, but continued to beat him long after he stopped struggling.
“When they flipped him over you could see all the blood on his face, it was, he was disfigured, you couldn’t recognize him.”
By that time, Nair Rodriguez said she was convinced Luis was dead.
“I saw him. His [motionless] body when people carry it to the stretcher,” she explained. “I knew that he was dead.”
The police never bothered to investigate the incident that started the night.