Details on how Louisiana Police Officer Beat and Choked Ronald Greene to Death.
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More details has emerged on how a black Louisiana man, Ronald Greene was killed by a white police office. The Louisiana Police authority claimed he died from a car accident until detailed emerged from an audio clip from body camera obtained by AP news detailing what happened to Ronald Green before his death.
Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth, who himself died last week in a single-car crash, is heard recounting the May 2019 arrest of Greene in rural north Louisiana on audio provided to the AP through an intermediary who asked not to be identified because the case remains under investigation. Its veracity was confirmed by two law enforcement officials familiar with the case who spoke on condition of anonymity. State Police did not dispute the tape’s authenticity. According to a report compiled by KNEO
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Louisiana state trooper was heard saying “I beat the ever-living f— out of him” and spoke of choking Ronald Greene before “all of a sudden he just went limp” in a 27-second audio clip from body camera obtained by AP’s Jim Mustian
Ronald Greene family was told by Lousiana State Troopers he died in a car accident. He was beat, choked and tased to death. No use of force was mentioned in the police report.
“I beat the ever-loving fuck out of him.”
The Louisiana Police beat and choked Ronald Greene to death.
But in their police report they didn’t even mention ANY use of force. They blamed all of his injuries on a car accident.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) October 1, 2020
There has been mixed reaction by the the the general public after the body cam audio was released.
Reaction to the story a man who only identified himself as Savo with a twitter handle @LeftistUnity wrote
So #RonaldGreene was beaten to death by police after a traffic violation they refuse to identify, and then 7 police officers said he died from a car crash in the police report… One of the cops has since killed himself, still no charges or body cam footage, 17 months…
The governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, is a Democrat. There should be more pressure on him to release the body cam footage, and if it proves that this was excessive force and ultimately murder like it seems they should all be in prison.
Tyrese Haliburton with a twitter handle @TyHaliburton22 wrote
It just never stops. Ronald Greene, know and say his name. Praying for his friends and family. This is becoming our everyday reality and I hope people understand the continuous fight for systemic change is not a moment, but a movement.