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March 5, 2014

Police release theater fight incident report

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MOORE —

“Once Luis became actively aggressive toward Minard, the other officers involved stepped in to get Luis under control,” according to the report. “Once the officers began to help Minard place Luis in handcuffs, Minard and Luis fell to the ground. Luis continued to ignore all requests by the officers to stop resisting and quit fighting them. The officers used several compliance techniques to get Luis under control and finally handcuffed.”

Brooks-Jime’nez said this proves Luis was not the aggressor.

“In the police report and the press conference, there has never been any dispute that my client wasn’t the first one to touch an officer,” Brooks-Jime’nez said. “It was the officer that grabbed his arm and started the physical altercation. At no point had he raised a hand to anybody or anything else, except trying to get to his wife.”

The report states the officers immediately called medical personnel, who were already on the scene.

“Paramedics arrived a short time later and loaded Luis into the ambulance where they proceeded to administer medical assistance to him,” according to the report. “While the paramedics were tending to Luis, he stopped breathing, so they transported him to Moore Medical Center next door, where he was stabilized.”

The report states that Luis was taken for a CT scan. Once it was complete, Luis stopped breathing and died a short time later.

According to Moore Police Department’s Sgt. Jeremy Lewis, at no time was 911 called to either of the two incidents that took place at the theater. Also, the officers did not use their personal recording devices during the altercation.

“The two officers who responded have cameras in their cars,” Lewis said. “And when those cameras come on, that’s how their audio works when the lights come on. But they weren’t there on an incident where the lights would come on. That’s why they were not working.

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