The Norman Transcript

February 18, 2014

Moore Police Chief responds to incident

By Michael Kinney
For The Norman Transcript

MOORE — Moore Police Department Cheif Jerry Stillings held a press conference Tuesday afternoon regarding the death of Luis Rodriguez after an incident that took place at the Warren Theater in Moore Friday night.

During the press conference, Stillings explained where the investigation stood and that he was giving his full support behind his men. Three Moore Police Department officers are on administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident.

“I know these officers and I know their hearts,” Stillings said. “I don’t feel they would approach any situation with ill intentions. It is my intention and my duty to thoroughly investigate this incident. Collect all evidence, conduct all interviews and turn over a full and thorough investigation the Cleveland County District Attorney’s office.”

Luis Rodriguez was at the theater when an argument broke out between Rodriguez’s wife, Nair Rodriguez, and his daughter, Lunahi Rodriguez, reports indicate.

Nair told media outlets she stormed to the parking lot and her husband chased after her to try and calm her down. That is when the theater security personnel and the MPD interceded and tried to stop Luis, according to Nair.

“He was just trying to reach me,” Nair said in a television news report. “He wasn’t involved and the camera at Warren should be recording that. He was trying to calm me down because I was the one furious with my daughter.”

A scuffle ensued and Luis Rodriguez was handcuffed and later taken to the hospital where he died. According to MPD’s Sgt. Jeremy Lewis, a cause of death has not been established.