Ronald Greene, 49, died after a high-speed chase in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
According to police, on May 10, 2019, Green failed to pull over for an unknown traffic violation and led officers on a high-speed pursuit. Police officials initially said that Greene died on impact after his car crashed into a tree. But recently released photos show that the car had only minor damage at the driver side.
Greene got into an altercation with officers and died on his way to the hospital. A video from the scene shows troopers using a stun gun on him three times and punching him in the face. An independent autopsy revealed that Green’s injuries after a collision with the police were “obtained from being hit with a blunt object.”
In May 2021, Green’s family filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit, alleging that officers used excessive force in an attempted arrest and tried to hide the real cause of his death. In July 2021, administrative investigation was closed. The highest ranking state trooper on scene the night Ronald Greene received no discipline and no action was taken against him despite reports that he lied about his body camera footage.
In February 2022, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards denied reports that he pressured the investigation and forced anyone to change the facts in the investigation into Greene’s death.
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