More than two years ago, a Black man died in Louisiana after being attacked by police officers after he led them on a high-speed chase. From the inception of the “investigation,” doubts existed on what the police officers had reported. People speculating that the police department was engaging in a coverup.
Video footage has finally been released after resistance from police officials.
The Associated Press obtained the body camera video footage, which features Louisiana state troopers using a stun gun on Ronald Greene as well as punching and dragging Greene as he apologizes for his actions that led to a high-speed chase.
The May 10, 2019, arrest occurred outside Monroe, LA. Initially, Louisiana officials dismissed repeated calls to release the video footage and specific details about how the 49-year-old Greene died. Officials originally told Greene’s family that he died on impact after crashing into a tree during the police chase. Then the State Police released a one-page statement stating that Greene struggled with police officers and died on his way to the hospital.
During the 46-minute clip, a trooper is seen wrestling Greene to the ground, then placing him in a chokehold and punching him in the face while another can be heard calling him a “stupid motherf——.”
As Greene blurts out “I’m sorry!” another trooper uses a stun gun to shock him on his backside and then says, “Look, you’re going to get it again if you don’t put your f——- hands behind your back!” An additional trooper is then seen dragging Greene facedown after his legs are shackled and his hands cuffed behind him.
“They murdered him. It was set out, it was planned,” Greene’s mother, Mona Hardin, said earlier this week. “He didn’t have a chance. Ronnie didn’t have a chance. He wasn’t going to live to tell about it.”