Body camera video shows Louisiana state police stunning, beating, and dragging a Black man as he apologizes for taking them on a high-speed chase. Evidence of the man’s final moments alive, were acquired by The Associated Press after officials refused to reveal it for two years.
Ronald Greene can be heard telling the Caucasian troopers “I’m your brother! I’m scared! I’m scared!” as the unarmed man is repeatedly zapped with a stun gun before even getting out of his car on a dark, remote road.
Louisiana officials have repeatedly refused to provide footage and facts about what led to Greene’s death. Troopers first informed Greene’s family that he died instantly after crashing into a tree during the pursuit. Eventually, State Police issued a one-page statement noting only that Greene battled with officers and perished on his drive to the hospital.
A federal civil rights investigation is being conducted into the 2019 arrest outside of Monroe, Louisiana. Greene’s case, however, has been clouded in secrecy and suspicions of a cover-up, in contrast to other in-custody fatalities around the country when body camera video was published nearly immediately.
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