Prosecutor considering charges for troopers in Ronald Greene’s death

Published: April 7, 2022

By: Piper Hutchinson, LSU Manship School News Service

Louisiana State Police Bodycam video via the Associated Press

BATON ROUGE–Third District Attorney John Belton told a House committee Thursday that he will convene a grand jury to consider charges against the state troopers involved in the death of Ronald Greene. 

Greene, a black motorist, died after a violent encounter with State Police in which he was beaten, tased and dragged while shackled after a high-speed chase that ended in a crash outside Monroe. 

“It was the worst thing I’ve ever seen,” Belton told the special committee investigating the Greene case. “I believe state and federal crimes were committed, including federal civil rights violations.” 

Belton said he is moving forward with charges because he has been giving approval to do so by federal authorities, who had previously asked him to wait until their investigation was complete. 

Read more at The Times of Houma/ Thibodaux

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