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(September 7, 2021/WBRZ)
EXCERPT – The highest ranking state trooper on scene the night Ronald Greene died two years ago received no discipline and no action was taken against him by Louisiana State Police internal affairs despite reports that he lied about his body camera footage.
Over the weekend, Lt. John Clary was seen by the side of LA Tech head football coach Skip Holtz as they took on Mississippi State in Starkville. Many people are questioning how he could lie about body camera footage existing and wind up in a high-profile gig on national television.
(September 9, 2021/AP)
EXCERPT – As the Louisiana State Police reel from the fallout of the deadly 2019 arrest of Ronald Greene — a case blown open this year by long-withheld video of troopers stunning, punching and dragging the Black motorist — an Associated Press investigation has revealed it is part of a pattern of violence kept shrouded in secrecy.
An AP review of internal investigative records and newly obtained videos identified at least a dozen cases over the past decade in which Louisiana State Police troopers or their bosses ignored or concealed evidence of beatings, deflected blame and impeded efforts to root out misconduct.
(August 26, 2021/WWLTV)
EXCERPT – “We are pleased to learn that there are individuals who are willing to put themselves out to make sure that the truth comes out, that there is accountability and transparency, but there still must be that systemic review,” Morse said.
Morse said her organization not only wants to see a resolution in the Ronald Greene case, but the culture that allowed his violent arrest and others like it to happen remains hidden and fester without consequences for the troopers.
“The entire department should be looked at, from top to bottom and from side to side,” she said.
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