February 25th, 2014

Confiscated Video Showing Oklahoma Cops Killing Man Released by Attorney 561

By Carlos Miller

The chilling video that had been confiscated by police showing five Oklahoma cops piling on top of a man in a movie theater parking lot earlier this month, leading to his death, was released today, showing the cops were struggling with what appeared to have been a dead man for five minutes.

After all, Luis Rodriguez, 44, was not only not resisting, he was not even moving during the duration of the video.

But still, you can hear one of the cops say, “calm down, sir,” as he pushes his face into the pavement.

Rodriguez’s wife, who was video recording, kept pleading for her husband to respond, but he said nothing. It wasn’t until several minutes into the video that she realizes he is dead.

One of the cops walks up to her to try and reassure her everything is under control as she is panicking. He ends up grabbing her phone, not in a coercion manner, but she is under no condition to even question this move, having just seen her husband killed.

The incident began when Rodriguez’s wife slapped their 19-year-old daughter over an argument, then stormed off, which prompted her husband to run after her.

But the cops intervened, demanded his identification. Family members say he tried to step around them to get to his wife. Police say he became combative.

A surveillance video from the movie theater might have captured the entire incident, but that has not been released.

According to News9:

Police say the 44-year-old Rodriguez became uncooperative when officers questioned him about a possible domestic disturbance. Police handcuffed the man.

Rodriguez’s wife and daughter say police then started beating him. Autopsy results are pending.

The Rodriguez family’s lawyer released a cellphone video of the incident and a statement at a Tuesday news conference in Oklahoma City.

The video shows 44-year-old Luis Rodriguez on his stomach on the ground outside the theater with five police officers restraining him. One officer holds Rodriguez’s head down and the others are on top of him as they handcuff his hands behind his back.

Rodriguez’s wife, who shot the video, is later heard screaming and asking if Rodriguez is dead as he is placed on a stretcher.

“He was not involved in the disturbance. However, when police came, they focused their attention on Luis. Taking him face down onto the pavement, pepper-spraying his mouth, nose and eyes and putting the weight of five grown men on top of him, and then handcuffing him as he was unconscious or already dead,” said Michael Brooks-Jimenez, attorney for the Rodriguez family.


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  • MSMediacritic

    Trying to figure out how any police officer can claim that it was necessary to beat a dead man.

    • Brad Wesley

      If you watch the video they didn’t actually beat him. They were subdoing him and cuffing him, and used pepper spray in the process. They did this because they tried to detain him and he was having none of ti. I’m not on the cops side, just that this is more nuanced than “the cops beat the shit out of an uncooperative guy”.

      Did they have the right to detain the guy because the mother hit the daughter? Or, did they have the right to detain him because they didn’t know who hit who but knew something happened? I don’t know the answer.

      A good question for me is: Even if you did want to detain the guy, if his family is standing there an dyou know that you can find out who he is and go and arrest him later if need be, why bother using physical force to detain him? Why not let him go home?

      • Tony

        Because he must comply, they are the almighty police and he is just a lowly Latino in there eyes. Walk away from us, you kidding. Death.

        • Jim

          Tony, many times cops have beat MANY different races to death. WE are all in the same boat together. COPS, are out of control.

          • lbmouse

            But apparently brown people are more enjoyable to beat to death.

          • stupidamerkin

            Maybe they get a better adrenalin fix with different skin colors or races.

          • Tippy

            I have viewed so much footage the last 2-3 years– the assault on citizens is not limited to just one race– I have viewed white women being victims — children– all skin colors— maybe you just dont tune in or acknowledge unless it involves your own race this is happening to? It is happening to many– it knows no specific race or gender or adult or children–

          • Tippy

            I agree– its happening to all races– none are exempt at being victims of cops assaults and murder– some are on a power trip– I think many since obama are being trained to turn on the citizens like we are the enemies… the bad cops are giving the good cops a bad name and its no wonder many no longer trust in them or believe they protect and serve… maybe serve an agenda of becoming a police state.. no doubt…

        • Mario Kenny

          I think I can reasonably state, in my opinion, that based on how effective and deadly police handled the situation, with such easy of implementation, conclusive standard protocol, one resembling common practice applied, which we saw visible in action, a training exercise
          practically used to subdue, are standard procedure.

          The methodology is in obvious fashion, is willfully murderous.

          The application of the hands on the head whit such unabridged force, the use of knees on the ribcage and spine, the total dead weight of five men pressed down
          on one human, for such an extended time is knowingly savage.

          Factual practicality demonstrated, the exercise is based on a mortally intentional tenet, this allurement is founded on the
          manner in which the operatives, after having realized that the victim was without life, methodically and al instante, proceeded with concealment and
          deception to cover up the grand scheme.

          The recording devise and the ID became the side show, blocking the camera was intentional. The operative spoke to the widow
          very kindly, but with cynical deceit, again another milestone of apparent common practice.

          The charade was complete with the chief’s conclusive
          comments, commending the properly lawful performance
          of his agents.

          I wholly think that there is an indication of “organizational
          mental disorder”, the condition is facially apparent, based on the visible actions we witnessed.

          Using any common sense descriptive; a criminally, cynical mental illness, rose its head, its existence of which is sanctioned by imp-unities and privileges of a structure protected by statute.

      • Tony

        Because he must comply, they are the almighty police and he is just a lowly Latino in there eyes. Walk away from us, you kidding. Death.

        • Jim

          Tony, many times cops have beat MANY different races to death. WE are all in the same boat together. COPS, are out of control.

          • lbmouse

            But apparently brown people are more enjoyable to beat to death.

          • stupidamerkin

            Maybe they get a better adrenalin fix with different skin colors or races.

          • Tippy

            I have viewed so much footage the last 2-3 years– the assault on citizens is not limited to just one race– I have viewed white women being victims — children– all skin colors— maybe you just dont tune in or acknowledge unless it involves your own race this is happening to? It is happening to many– it knows no specific race or gender or adult or children–

          • DON MAY

            you are right about it don;t know any specific on gender , but one thing i do know is the media will only report it if you are not white

          • Jim

            Funny, I see COPS of all RACES beating suspects.
            Doesn’t matter the race of the victim, the cops are multi-racial and VIOLATING the CONSTITUTION

          • The dude

            Tell that to the white guy that was beat to death buy Hispanic cops in L.A…racism is racism.

          • Tippy

            I agree– its happening to all races– none are exempt at being victims of cops assaults and murder– some are on a power trip– I think many since obama are being trained to turn on the citizens like we are the enemies… the bad cops are giving the good cops a bad name and its no wonder many no longer trust in them or believe they protect and serve… maybe serve an agenda of becoming a police state.. no doubt…

      • Don Kenner

        Brad, by the time the video starts the cops already have the guy on the ground. How do you know they didn’t beat him before? Do you have some video we are not privy to?

        • 4low2go

          Wife said cops beat him.

        • Brad Wesley

          Good point. I can’t say for sure that they didn’t beat him, however according to some news articles witnesses say that they did not beat him, just took him down. I guess what I was trying to get across is that this wasn’t a Rodney King.

          • alien

            your right Rodney King survived

          • Barking Dog

            Not anymore, he died “accidentally” last June

      • Don Kenner

        Brad, by the time the video starts the cops already have the guy on the ground. How do you know they didn’t beat him before? Do you have some video we are not privy to?

        • 4low2go

          Wife said cops beat him.

        • Brad Wesley

          Good point. I can’t say for sure that they didn’t beat him, however according to some news articles witnesses say that they did not beat him, just took him down. I guess what I was trying to get across is that this wasn’t a Rodney King.

          • alien

            your right Rodney King survived

      • Ron

        No, you cannot detain someone because “something happened” … and oh look there is a black man, detain him.

        • John Paterson

          His name indicates that he’s Latino, not black.

          • rayb_baby

            He’s black Latino! There is such a thing. But that’s besides the point. This is typical cop overreach, something that RARELY happened when I was growing up.

          • Swedishiron

            Latino is NOT a Race. You can be Black, Asian or White and still be Latino – Latino is an ETHNIC group. The are millions of Asian Latinos in Brazil.

          • bptr

            In fact, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS “RACE”.
            People are people, and this practice of “dividing” people into categories is pure BS.

          • BoTuLoX

            http://i.imgur.com/KKwd8Po.jpg

            As you can see on this image, there is actually such a thing as race. If what you mean is that race shouldn’t be a factor for discrimination, we agree, but please do not spread misinformation.

        • Governor51

          And THAT is how you divide the people. I’m guessing you didn’t see the video of a bunch of fat ass police detaining the skinny white girl out for a jog, and the follow up piece where the chief defended it by saying that at least they didn’t sexually assault her. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/21/i-didnt-fking-do-anything-wrong-why-did-a-woman-allegedly-on-a-jog-end-up-screaming-and-in-handcuffs/

          • pinbalwyz

            WoW! What a novel defense strategy: “At least my clients didn’t sexually assault her!” Love it. Clarence Darrow, roll over.
            - amicuscuria.com/wordpress -

          • Jim

            That woman should’ve started RUNNING fast. With how fat THOSE cops were, they would’ve given up in a block.

          • pinbalwyz

            Could you PLEASE post a link to the follow up piece where the Chief defender their actions by arguing “…at least they didn’t sexually assault her”? I reposted this and want to include a link to that quote, not simply because it’s so atrocious, but because the mentality to so typical.
            - amicuscuria.com/wordpress –

          • Governor51
        • Governor51
        • sonny free

          they do in Tennessee everyday of the week.I am white and i can see that but in Tennessee the color the age old sick mentally ill makes no difference Tennessee cops kill them all.its so bad in some smaller Tennessee towns that poor people are moving to KY the media has dubbed it the new TRAIL OF TEARS talking about I65 NORTH to KY.One old 90 something lady preyed to GOD to punish the police in Tennessee right before she passed on SHE SAID THAT’S ALL SHE COULD DO FOR THE POOR.MY OPINION

      • Ron

        No, you cannot detain someone because “something happened” … and oh look there is a black man, detain him.

        • John Paterson

          His name indicates that he’s Latino, not black.

          • rayb_baby

            He’s black Latino! There is such a thing. But that’s besides the point. This is typical cop overreach, something that RARELY happened when I was growing up.

          • Swedishiron

            Latino is NOT a Race. You can be Black, Asian or White and still be Latino – Latino is an ETHNIC group. The are millions of Asian Latinos in Brazil.

          • bptr

            In fact, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS “RACE”.
            People are people, and this practice of “dividing” people into categories is pure BS.

          • BoTuLoX

            http://i.imgur.com/KKwd8Po.jpg

            As you can see on this image, there is actually such a thing as race. If what you mean is that race shouldn’t be a factor for discrimination, we agree, but please do not spread misinformation.

          • Concerned

            This is not race. This is diversity within a species. Before the current era of automobiles, trains, and aircraft, humans migrated to different parts of the world. Sometimes a group became isolated, such as the Australian people did after the glaciers receded and the sea levels rose some 10,000 years ago. Within these groups, subtle genetic changes were found to good. For instance, in areas where the sun was constant and it was hot, those with dark skin did better because of the melanin. This trait was passed down and concentrated over many millennia.
            We are all originally from a genetic Eve, in South Central Africa some 180,000 years ago. Our DNA prove this point.
            For more information see Darwin, Evolution of the Species, 1859, p15, where Darwin uses the word race and variety interchangeably while discussing cabbage:
            “Nevertheless,
            as our varieties certainly do occasionally revert in some of their
            characters to ancestral forms, it seems to me not improbable, that if
            we could succeed in naturalising, or were to cultivate, during many
            generations, the several races, for instance, of the cabbage, in very
            poor soil (in which case, however, some effect would have to be
            attributed to the direct action of the poor soil), that they would to a
            large extent, or even wholly, revert to the wild aboriginal stock.”

            Also see Wells, Spencer, National Geographic: The Human Family Tree, 2009, TV Documentary, for DNA proof.
            That is all.

          • Thetown12

            You are the one spreading misinformation with an outdated scientific racist picture. You think if human races existed that it would be as simple as that dumb picture?

            A blog by an anthropology professor that debunks ‘race’: http://www.livinganthropologically.com/anthropology/race-reconciled-debunks-race/

            Edit: wording.

        • Governor51

          And THAT is how you divide the people. I’m guessing you didn’t see the video of a bunch of fat ass police detaining the skinny white girl out for a jog, and the follow up piece where the chief defended it by saying that at least they didn’t sexually assault her. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/21/i-didnt-fking-do-anything-wrong-why-did-a-woman-allegedly-on-a-jog-end-up-screaming-and-in-handcuffs/

          • pinbalwyz

            WoW! What a novel defense strategy: “At least my clients didn’t sexually assault her!” Love it. Clarence Darrow, roll over.
            - amicuscuria.com/wordpress -

          • Jim

            That woman should’ve started RUNNING fast. With how fat THOSE cops were, they would’ve given up in a block.

          • pinbalwyz

            Could you PLEASE post a link to the follow up piece where the Chief defender their actions by arguing “…at least they didn’t sexually assault her”? I reposted this and want to include a link to that quote, not simply because it’s so atrocious, but because the mentality to so typical.
            - amicuscuria.com/wordpress –

        • Governor51
      • inquisitor

        Question is why did the cops even ask this man for ID or why did they attempt to detain him?
        Was there a “reasonable” suspicion this man committed or was about to commit a crime?
        The man never hit his daughter. The mother did.

        Security video footage would be most helpful if it exists.

        • Barbara

          They were called out to a domestic situation, and arrived to find a man chasing his wife. Their deduction, though wrong, was certainly natural. Should they have asked more questions? Probably, but they may have assumed based on that, that his wife was in danger from him and were trying to protect her.

          • teflonron

            Riiiiight.

          • peck2

            BS. The police do not try to protect anyone.

          • bptr

            Not true. They protect THEMSELVES. They use this as a defense for their outrageous acts all the time. Few people seem to understand that it is precisely the job of cops to do the opposite of this. It is their job to put themselves at risk in order to PROTECT THE PUBLIC! That’s the job, and if they don’t like it, then they need to find a new job.

          • peck2

            I guess I should have used “people” instead of “anyone”, since I don’t consider “themselves” as people.

          • Richard Farthing

            Wrong. The Supreme Court has ruled time and again that the Police are under no obligation to protect the public. Their sole job, according to the Judicial System, is to protect property, collect evidence for prosecution and nothing else. Google it when you have some free time for more in-depth explanation.

          • Jonathon

            Their ‘deduction’ was that they somehow have the right to be judge, jury, and executioner. Show me the Supreme Court ruling that says the stasi can demand ID because they don’t know the situation. Show me the Supreme Court ruling that says the police can then murder someone for not showing an ID.

            I dont care who you are. If the police think they can assault you and possibly murder you for failing to comply with their orders when you haven’t done anything wrong, you are a wrong and should go live in Russia.

          • Nate Whilk

            So if police THINK a man might be attacking a woman, it’s perfectly okay to kill him. Feminism at its zenith.

        • peck2

          “I’m sorry, it seems as though the Security camera was not operating at this time”.

      • inquisitor

        Question is why did the cops even ask this man for ID or why did they attempt to detain him?
        Was there a “reasonable” suspicion this man committed or was about to commit a crime?
        The man never hit his daughter. The mother did.

        Security video footage would be most helpful if it exists.

        • Barbara

          They were called out to a domestic situation, and arrived to find a man chasing his wife. Their deduction, though wrong, was certainly natural. Should they have asked more questions? Probably, but they may have assumed based on that, that his wife was in danger from him and were trying to protect her.

          • teflonron

            Riiiiight.

          • peck2

            BS. The police do not try to protect anyone.

          • bptr

            Not true. They protect THEMSELVES. They use this as a defense for their outrageous acts all the time. Few people seem to understand that it is precisely the job of cops to do the opposite of this. It is their job to put themselves at risk in order to PROTECT THE PUBLIC! That’s the job, and if they don’t like it, then they need to find a new job.

          • peck2

            I guess I should have used “people” instead of “anyone”, since I don’t consider “themselves” as people.

          • Richard Farthing

            Wrong. The Supreme Court has ruled time and again that the Police are under no obligation to protect the public. Their sole job, according to the Judicial System, is to protect property, collect evidence for prosecution and nothing else. Google it when you have some free time for more in-depth explanation.

          • Leanne

            yet the laws of murder do not apply to police.

          • Jonathon

            Their ‘deduction’ was that they somehow have the right to be judge, jury, and executioner. Show me the Supreme Court ruling that says the stasi can demand ID because they don’t know the situation. Show me the Supreme Court ruling that says the police can then murder someone for not showing an ID.

            I dont care who you are. If the police think they can assault you and possibly murder you for failing to comply with their orders when you haven’t done anything wrong, you are a wrong and should go live in Russia.

          • Nate Whilk

            So if police THINK a man might be attacking a woman, it’s perfectly okay to kill him. Feminism at its zenith.

          • Barbara

            That is not what I said.

        • peck2

          “I’m sorry, it seems as though the Security camera was not operating at this time”.

      • Kyle

        If a cop says lick his hind end, you must promptly comply! If you say no, you must be tazed and assaulted! Looking at the Holy God of Sheriffdom or Policedom is a death sentence in the Police States of America, boy! Now shut up and bow to your masters!

      • Kyle

        If a cop says lick his hind end, you must promptly comply! If you say no, you must be tazed and assaulted! Looking at the Holy God of Sheriffdom or Policedom is a death sentence in the Police States of America, boy! Now shut up and bow to your masters!

      • Wiki-Truths

        The right to CRUSH A MAN TO DEATH?

        • pinbalwyz

          “More weight!”
          - amicuscuria.com/wordpress -

      • Wiki-Truths

        The right to CRUSH A MAN TO DEATH?

        • pinbalwyz

          “More weight!”
          - amicuscuria.com/wordpress -

      • Cowboy Coder

        “Did they have the right to detain the guy because the mother hit the daughter?”

        No they did not. They also didn’t have the right to brutalize and murder him either.

        “Or, did they have the right to detain him because they didn’t know who hit who but knew something happened?”

        No they did not. They also didn’t have the right to brutalize and murder him either.

        “I don’t know the answer.”

        You don’t seem to be a stupid man, so therefore to say this you must be amoral.

        • Brad Wesley

          i meant “right” as in “legal right” by my conception of “rights” no they had no right to do this, but I don’t know if what they did is outside of the law. We discuss a lot on this board about when a cop can demand ID’s. This seemed like more of a grey area to me (at the time I wrote that post, it’s not anymore)

          • bptr

            There is no law in any state requiring a person to have an ID.
            “Where are your papers?” is classic Fascism (which we are dangerously close to at this post-911 point).

          • Jonathon

            Go live in Russia with your ‘grey area’ BS. This is American and we don’t have god damn Stasi in this country.

        • bptr

          Was he violent when the cops arrived and threatening anyone? The cops are NOT included in any risk assessment because it is THEIR JOB to be at risk.

      • Cowboy Coder

        “Did they have the right to detain the guy because the mother hit the daughter?”

        No they did not. They also didn’t have the right to brutalize and murder him either.

        “Or, did they have the right to detain him because they didn’t know who hit who but knew something happened?”

        No they did not. They also didn’t have the right to brutalize and murder him either.

        “I don’t know the answer.”

        You don’t seem to be a stupid man, so therefore to say this you must be amoral.

        • Brad Wesley

          i meant “right” as in “legal right” by my conception of “rights” no they had no right to do this, but I don’t know if what they did is outside of the law. We discuss a lot on this board about when a cop can demand ID’s. This seemed like more of a grey area to me (at the time I wrote that post, it’s not anymore)

          • bptr

            There is no law in any state requiring a person to have an ID.
            “Where are your papers?” is classic Fascism (which we are dangerously close to at this post-911 point).

          • Jonathon

            Go live in Russia with your ‘grey area’ BS. This is American and we don’t have god damn Stasi in this country.

          • Michael Smith

            Jonathon, this shit doesn’t happen in Russia! Your propaganda education is rearing its head. More lies your teachers told you. This shit doesn’t happen in China either, before you go there. I just recently read, for example, in China the people turned on police for trying something similar and beat them to death for being assholes. Americans do NOT live in the greatest country in the world and repeating it a 1000 more times will not make it true. The most arrogant? Absolutely! The most violent? Yes again. “We have freedom”. The US incarcerates more people than Russia and China combined and that’s not because they kill them all in China or never report anything in Russia. It’s because the US is NOT the land of the free. The US is actually following the blueprint established by the Third Reich and executing it in equally efficient fashion. It took the Nazi party roughly 20 years to establish it’s murderous and tyrannical regime that we were taught about. They didn’t just come in day one and fire up the death camps. Two decades of slowly eroding away at the rights of the German people in the name of personal safety and “homeland security” is what led to the death camps. We, just like the Nazis, are currently and constantly invading other countries and establishing our presence while slowly, but quickly, eliminating any semblance of a free society here at home. Then it was Nazi Germany, now it’s Democratic Amerika. It’s the same fuckin thing.

        • bptr

          Was he violent when the cops arrived and threatening anyone? The cops are NOT included in any risk assessment because it is THEIR JOB to be at risk.

      • Difdi

        To make a legitimate arrest, a police officer must have probable cause. They didn’t have that. To make an investigative stop, they must have reasonable suspicion — they didn’t have that either. That leaves a consensual stop.

        And in a consensual stop, if the guy doesn’t want to stop he doesn’t have to.

        • Matt Mccarthy

          not sure if you’ll see this, but this is similar to my take on it with the exception that I’m willing to cede that they did have reasonable suspicion based on the complaint by whatever limpdicked liberal reported the mother slapping the kid to the costumed pirates.

          That’s where it ends though. at most, that gives them the range to execute a Terry stop, but being that OK has no stop and ID law, they have no grounds for asking for it.

          Personally, i think this is flat out murder. And personally, I think the cops are going to get away with it. Which is sickening.

      • Difdi

        To make a legitimate arrest, a police officer must have probable cause. They didn’t have that. To make an investigative stop, they must have reasonable suspicion — they didn’t have that either. That leaves a consensual stop.

        And in a consensual stop, if the guy doesn’t want to stop he doesn’t have to.

      • Iwasbeingsarcastic

        Daughter gets smacked for lying, mind you it’s family business. The police say that you can’t smack your own daughter, but they can pepper spray you and pin you down to the point of killing you or leaving you unconscious. Please rationalize this for me and pretend the badges where not a part of the scenario.

        There has to be something wrong with the part of your brain that handles reason if you think the police were justified doing what they did, because if they were, then the mother was far more justified in hitting her daughter, reasonably speaking of course. By that logic, the police had nothing to interfere with because it should be ok to hit your daughter, if also, you can bring even more harm to man that’s done nothing.

        Police are meant to respond to complaints, not create them.

        • peck2

          i don’t understand why folks are getting so riled up over this. I just listened to the “chief” speaking about this incident and have been assured that a thorough investigation will get to the bottom of this. After all, if we can’t believe the “chiefs” who can we believe. Look for a total exoneration of the costumed murderers, as usual. Folks, it is way past time to start shooting these badged, armed, costumed killers.

      • Iwasbeingsarcastic

        Daughter gets smacked for lying, mind you it’s family business. The police say that you can’t smack your own daughter, but they can pepper spray you and pin you down to the point of killing you or leaving you unconscious. Please rationalize this for me and pretend the badges where not a part of the scenario.

        There has to be something wrong with the part of your brain that handles reason if you think the police were justified doing what they did, because if they were, then the mother was far more justified in hitting her daughter, reasonably speaking of course. By that logic, the police had nothing to interfere with because it should be ok to hit your daughter, if also, you can bring even more harm to man that’s done nothing.

        Police are meant to respond to complaints, not create them.

        • peck2

          i don’t understand why folks are getting so riled up over this. I just listened to the “chief” speaking about this incident and have been assured that a thorough investigation will get to the bottom of this. After all, if we can’t believe the “chiefs” who can we believe. Look for a total exoneration of the costumed murderers, as usual. Folks, it is way past time to start shooting these badged, armed, costumed killers.

          • Alexander Vucelic

            Peck – you are most certainly correct. No police chief would ever fib about cops under his leadership

      • Iwasbeingsarcastic

        Pretend my last comment wasn’t directed at you, it’s really directed at the police or supporters therefore. I completely agree with your post.

      • Iwasbeingsarcastic

        Pretend my last comment wasn’t directed at you, it’s really directed at the police or supporters therefore. I completely agree with your post.

      • Jim

        COPS should NOT have the right to handcuff anyone they want. NOR have the right to beat someone if they refuse to answer questions.

        “UNCOOPERATIVE” is not a reason for cops to assault someone.

      • Jim

        COPS should NOT have the right to handcuff anyone they want. NOR have the right to beat someone if they refuse to answer questions.

        “UNCOOPERATIVE” is not a reason for cops to assault someone.

      • Tippy

        face down onto the pavement— hello? 5 grown men wrestling and piling on top of a dead man for 5 minutes– C’mon! and then assuring the wife who was panicking that he was alive! The cops have no justification here except they contribute to this nation becoming a police state and think they can do whatever the hell they want– we have criminals governing the citizens! Chew on that one… this is an example of many incidents going on around the nation– many! Abuse of power…

      • Tippy

        face down onto the pavement— hello? 5 grown men wrestling and piling on top of a dead man for 5 minutes– C’mon! and then assuring the wife who was panicking that he was alive! The cops have no justification here except they contribute to this nation becoming a police state and think they can do whatever the hell they want– we have criminals governing the citizens! Chew on that one… this is an example of many incidents going on around the nation– many! Abuse of power…

      • Robo

        Detaining him for what? What was the probable cause? That he wouldn’t show ID? What’s the “law” requiring that?

      • Flower Bunch

        The wife says they beat him BEFORE she started the video. Why is that so hard to understand, did you see the WHOLE altercation on the tape? NO, so don’t act like they didn’t beat him just because that part of it wasn’t taped, you didn’t see any of them throwing him down or anything, you just saw, five big guys on him , one of them forcing his face against the pavement, so don’t act like, they didn’t actually beat him. jerk

      • Dorn J Dorn

        They beat subdued this man to death and you are making excuses for them?

        • Brad Wesley

          What excuse did I make? I’m just saying it doesn’t look like they beat him.

      • Omeca Kelly

        The police confiscated this video and cut out the portion where they were beating him.

    • JBT

      It was necessary because he was resisting arrest! Dead people are notorious for their lack of cooperation with authorities.

      • inquisitor

        He was a zombie.

      • inquisitor

        He was a zombie.

      • TheFlashingScotsman

        He didn’t put his hands behind his back for them?

      • TheFlashingScotsman

        He didn’t put his hands behind his back for them?

      • JJ_Swiontek

        And what exactly was he arrested for? One cannot be arrested for resisting arrest. If the police fall back on ‘failure to identify’, if I am not mistaken, Texas only requires ID upon arrest for a different charge, not just being asked for ID. The police will face a wrongful death suit and the taxpayers will pay a bunch.

        • Kyle

          This is Oklahoma, they don’t even have “Failure to ID” laws that I’m aware of. There may be some shifty little pipsqueak in their legislature trying to get a stupid law like that passed now, but….

          • JJ_Swiontek

            My apologies, you are correct. It is Oklahoma.

        • Freedom

          I just sent a request for information to include the charges. I have some “legitimate” press connections so hopefully I will see something. My guess “disorderly conduct”, “interfering with the legal process”, and then “resisting arrest” – just my guess.

          • http://thefrow.net Kevin Renfrow

            aka contempt of cop

          • peck2

            Whew! I guess I must be lucky because I have contempt of cops 24/7.

      • JJ_Swiontek

        And what exactly was he arrested for? One cannot be arrested for resisting arrest. If the police fall back on ‘failure to identify’, if I am not mistaken, Texas only requires ID upon arrest for a different charge, not just being asked for ID. The police will face a wrongful death suit and the taxpayers will pay a bunch.

        • Kyle

          This is Oklahoma, they don’t even have “Failure to ID” laws that I’m aware of. There may be some shifty little pipsqueak in their legislature trying to get a stupid law like that passed now, but….

          • JJ_Swiontek

            My apologies, you are correct. It is Oklahoma.

        • Freedom

          I just sent a request for information to include the charges. I have some “legitimate” press connections so hopefully I will see something. My guess “disorderly conduct”, “interfering with the legal process”, and then “resisting arrest” – just my guess.

          • http://thefrow.net Kevin Renfrow

            aka contempt of cop

          • peck2

            Whew! I guess I must be lucky because I have contempt of cops 24/7.

      • Difdi

        The definition of resisting arrest these days seems to be that he didn’t self-apply the cuffs and teleport into the back of the police car.

      • Difdi

        The definition of resisting arrest these days seems to be that he didn’t self-apply the cuffs and teleport into the back of the police car.

      • peck2

        And dead cops don’t lie.

      • peck2

        And dead cops don’t lie.

    • Wesley Bishop

      Well if you go by the Chief of Police he says you need one officer for each limb on your body. Which is four but because this guy was overweight they added one more. Oh and be sure if you ever see a police officer not to clench your fist. They are allowed to kill you for that.

      • cbinflux

        A combination of his big gut and 4 cops piling onto it likely caused his death. Idiots.
        The obligatory mouth & nose down face-grind didn’t help either. Grrr.

      • Difdi

        Don’t clench your buttocks either, that justifies rape.

    • Wesley Bishop

      Well if you go by the Chief of Police he says you need one officer for each limb on your body. Which is four but because this guy was overweight they added one more. Oh and be sure if you ever see a police officer not to clench your fist. They are allowed to kill you for that.

      • cbinflux

        A combination of his big gut and 4 cops piling onto it likely caused his death. Idiots.
        The obligatory mouth & nose down face-grind didn’t help either. Grrr.

      • Difdi

        Don’t clench your buttocks either, that justifies rape.

    • Ian Battles

      Chillingly, I think they officers should not be charged with Assault and Excessive force.

      I’m thinking more along the lines of Murder and Desecration of a Corpse, for the way they propped him up like that.

    • Ian Battles

      Chillingly, I think they officers should not be charged with Assault and Excessive force.

      I’m thinking more along the lines of Murder and Desecration of a Corpse, for the way they propped him up like that.

    • stupidamerkin

      It’s all part of their adrenalin fix

    • stupidamerkin

      It’s all part of their adrenalin fix

    • Jim

      Cause they can do it as long as the suspect is ‘resisting’.

    • hahadfa

      You are 8 times more likely to be killed by a PIG COP than a Terrorist in the United States.

  • Brad Wesley

    http://newsok.com/multimedia/video/3222747034001

    Here is the Moore Police chief’s interview. In it he says that the deceased “tried to leave, and took an aggressive stance” which seems contradictory to me.

    Later the Chief says that the guy was detained not because he didn’t show idea, but because of his aggressive behavior.

    • DasCool

      and clearly they needed to pile on him and pepper spray him because of an “aggressive stance”.

      • Wesley Bishop

        Also take note and the end he says the officers involved have his support. Real thorough investigation they are going to do.

      • Wesley Bishop

        Also take note and the end he says the officers involved have his support. Real thorough investigation they are going to do.

    • Difdi

      Didn’t you know? Every cop present, as well as every puppy and kitten in town, would die instantly if they allowed the guy to step out of the parking lot…that’s why his attempt to leave was so aggressive.

    • Difdi

      Didn’t you know? Every cop present, as well as every puppy and kitten in town, would die instantly if they allowed the guy to step out of the parking lot…that’s why his attempt to leave was so aggressive.

    • Heisenberg

      Moore Police Number for those who are interested. (405) 793-5171

    • Heisenberg

      Moore Police Number for those who are interested. (405) 793-5171

  • Tony

    Get your ID, get out your papers!!! Get your ID. Oh, sorry we couldn’t speak when we were killing him, we hear nothing when we do evil. Anyway, get your ID!!! GET ME YOUR PAPERS!!! He did this to himself, he did not comply with us the ALMIGHTY!!! Where are the good cops??? No where cause there aren’t any.

    • Ron

      and standing in front of her so she couldn’t film her husband. The way they were starting to swarm around her she was lucky she didn’t get the same treatment.

      • spunknik

        That’s what pissed me off. I think the cop knew he was dead and was trying to hide that from her camera. That way they could claim he died on the way to the hospital from cardiac arrest, or whatever.

    • Ron

      and standing in front of her so she couldn’t film her husband. The way they were starting to swarm around her she was lucky she didn’t get the same treatment.

      • spunknik

        That’s what pissed me off. I think the cop knew he was dead and was trying to hide that from her camera. That way they could claim he died on the way to the hospital from cardiac arrest, or whatever.

  • Wesley Bishop

    So sick of this shit! Cops are fucking thugs!

  • Wesley Bishop

    So sick of this shit! Cops are fucking thugs!

  • Guest

    please feel free to contact Jeremy Lewis the public disinformation officer for the Moore Ok PD at 404 641 3473

    • zman

      405, not 404

  • Guest

    please feel free to contact Jeremy Lewis the public disinformation officer for the Moore Ok PD at 404 641 3473

    • zman

      405, not 404

  • Rick Hiltz

    contact Jeremy Lewis public disinformation officer for the Moore PD at 405 641 3473

  • Rick Hiltz

    contact Jeremy Lewis public disinformation officer for the Moore PD at 405 641 3473

  • Vicki Hampton

    Officer Dorner needs to be resuected

  • Vicki Hampton

    Officer Dorner needs to be resuected

  • patriot85

    Disgusting. I hope there is follow up to this, especially a coroners report listing the cause of death. There is a growing trend of police officers acting like gestapo, treating citizens as criminals, shooting people like they are in a video game. Many people now immediately fear the very people who are supposed to be protecting them; psychos and criminals are being hired to police the citizens? I know these officers have a right to return home after their shift, but they took a job that has many risks, by choice. No one forced them to become police officers. So are we now hiring criminals? psychopaths? We cannot let them treat us like they treated this man. We need to support each other to the very extent our own morals will allow, regardless of race, color, or nationality. Some sort of psychological profiling must be done before these people can become officers of the law. OR, is this the very type of person modern “Law Enforcement” wants policing the populace…a paid group of thugs, criminal and psychos to keep the citizenry in fear? When I was growing up we were taught that the police were out there protecting us from criminals….now look who are the criminals…

    • spunknik

      I’m not sure the trend is growing. I think it’s probably been that way for a long time, but these incidents used to be easier to cover up. Those poor cops–their worst enemy must be the proliferation of handheld cameras. They can’t get away with stuff like they could in the good ol’ days. Nowadays, Rodney King’s beating would have been filmed from multiple locations at higher resolution.

    • Difdi

      Dumb serial killers sneak around and hide bodies. Smart serial killers control themselves until they get through the academy, then they don’t have to hide anything.

  • patriot85

    Disgusting. I hope there is follow up to this, especially a coroners report listing the cause of death. There is a growing trend of police officers acting like gestapo, treating citizens as criminals, shooting people like they are in a video game. Many people now immediately fear the very people who are supposed to be protecting them; psychos and criminals are being hired to police the citizens? I know these officers have a right to return home after their shift, but they took a job that has many risks, by choice. No one forced them to become police officers. So are we now hiring criminals? psychopaths? We cannot let them treat us like they treated this man. We need to support each other to the very extent our own morals will allow, regardless of race, color, or nationality. Some sort of psychological profiling must be done before these people can become officers of the law. OR, is this the very type of person modern “Law Enforcement” wants policing the populace…a paid group of thugs, criminal and psychos to keep the citizenry in fear? When I was growing up we were taught that the police were out there protecting us from criminals….now look who are the criminals…

    • spunknik

      I’m not sure the trend is growing. I think it’s probably been that way for a long time, but these incidents used to be easier to cover up. Those poor cops–their worst enemy must be the proliferation of handheld cameras. They can’t get away with stuff like they could in the good ol’ days. Nowadays, Rodney King’s beating would have been filmed from multiple locations at higher resolution.

    • Difdi

      Dumb serial killers sneak around and hide bodies. Smart serial killers control themselves until they get through the academy, then they don’t have to hide anything.

  • Ron

    Surely they realised he was dead?

    • spunknik

      Which is why they tried to block the camera.

    • Difdi

      When the definition of ‘resisting arrest without violence’ includes failure to self-apply cuffs before police arrive and/or failure to teleport into the jail, lying there dead IS resisting.

  • Ron

    Surely they realised he was dead?

    • spunknik

      Which is why they tried to block the camera.

    • Difdi

      When the definition of ‘resisting arrest without violence’ includes failure to self-apply cuffs before police arrive and/or failure to teleport into the jail, lying there dead IS resisting.

  • Not_a_Cop_Not_a_Lawyer

    I’m not a cop, but… I blame the dead guy. blah blah blah you guys come in this forum and have the nerve to criticize cops, who put their lives on the line everyday, while casually and blatantly violating rights, ignoring rules and making up laws. How are you?? Some day, you cop haters will need help.. where will you be then?

    • OhMyGod

      Some day you blind cop defenders will have your rights violated, too. What will you do then?

    • inquisitor

      Let me guess Ron…Clozapine?

    • MongoLikesCandy

      Probably needing help from being beneath a pile of cops.

    • kraz

      That “some day you’ll need the help of a cop” thing gets so old after hearing it for so many years. Most cops don’t put their lives on the line every day either. You watch too much TV. There are many far more dangerous jobs where people actually work for a living. But you’re just a troll anyway. Either that or you need your meds. I can’t tell which.

      • DocRambo

        So true! Poor liberal elite think that cops prevent crime and are so wrong. The cops are called after the fact, get there late, and then do damage assessment and cover ups for their ineptness. You cannot depend on the police to protect you. Get your permit and protect yourself and family.

        • notalibbutnotacon

          Pro-Cop liberal elite? what are you talking about.
          I always thought it was a conservative frame of mind that enjoyed pigs.

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