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Leaked video shows Louisiana state troopers killing man in custody

Leaked video shows Louisiana state troopers killing man in custody”

The latest controversy over a police-involved death began on May 10, 2019 when police in northern Louisiana tried to stop a auto driven by Ronald Greene, a 49-year-old barber, for what they said was an unspecified traffic violation.

Recently leaked police body cam footage of Louisiana state troopers fatally beating and tasing a man in custody contradicts the initial version claiming that Ronald Greene died on impact after crashing into a tree during a police pursuit.

Ronald Green, a black driver beaten and detained by a Louisiana soldier, desperately tried to roll into something that might have had difficulty breathing, according to a new body camera video obtained by the Associated Press.

"It literally was torture", said David Thomas, a professor of forensic studies at Florida Gulf Coast University who worked for 20 years as a street cop in MI and Florida.

Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth was also notified of the intent to dismiss him, and he died hours later in a fatal vehicle crash, police said. "Okay, I'm sorry. I'm sorry". The release of the video comes as the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division investigates the incident.

At one point in a new 30-minute video, Greene can be seen struggling to prop himself up on his side.

"Don't you turn over!"

Another trooper, Kory York, served a 50-hour suspension and is back on active duty.

York then kneels on Green's back and tells him again. you understand?

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But a written police report later said Greene survived the crash and struggled with troopers trying to arrest him. The lawsuit alleged officers "used lethal force" against him. "Oh, Lord!" Greene screams out.

Greene is then left moaning, facedown, for more than nine minutes while officers wipe blood from their hands.

It's not clear from the video what the officer is describing, but several law enforcement officials who reviewed the footage indicated this might be the moment when one of them sprays Greene with pepper spray.

The newly-released bodycam footage shows a high-speed chase and Louisiana state troopers punching motorist Ronald Greene when he was already in handcuffs.

At some point, after medical assistance arrives, paramedics hear "he doesn't get enough air" and appear to have his blood oxygen level set to 86. It said he died en route to a hospital.

That secrecy extended to the autopsy, which pathologists said was hindered by the State Police's failure to provide even the most routine documents relating to Greene's arrest, including police reports, collision details or emergency medical records.

Of the troopers involved, DaKota DeMoss was notified that the department intends to fire him and remains on leave pending another excessive use of force case, police said.

"The only reason I can guess that this information will not be provided to the medical examiner's office is because they don't want to see it", Scott said. "They intentionally thwarted the facts of this case to be truly revealed".



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