JUSTICE FOR RONALD GREENE PETITION SENT!

When one voice multiples into an entire chorus crying out for justice, the results are LOUD! More than 27,000 voices from all over the world joined with us to speak up for Ronald Greene. Your friends and neighbors in 170 countries took a stand by adding their signatures along with you. Thank you for making an impact. Thank you for raising visibility by sharing with others. Thank you for being a part of a global movement demanding justice in the face of police brutality. 

SAY HIS NAME . . .

Mr. Ronald Greene was a resident of Monroe, Louisiana. He was a Black man who worked as a barber and had recently gone into remission after battling cancer for two years. He was on his way to meet his wife in Florida when he died shortly after midnight on May 10, 2019 at age 49

The family of Mr. Greene was not told the truth about what happened by Louisiana State Police. They were told that their son, husband, and friend died from injuries he sustained in a crash after failing to stop for a traffic violation, when in fact his life ended tragically at the hands of Louisiana State Troopers after what can only be described as a brutal murder. His family was denied the truth for nearly two years.

As the body camera footage clearly shows, Ronald Greene surrendered and complied with the officers. His words were not combative. He said he was scared, he apologized, and he complied.

Yet he was stunned, shackled, dragged, punched in the face, choked and ultimately killed by troopers who have yet to be held appropriately accountable for their actions. Even while his body was reported to be limp and unresponsive, he was loaded onto an ambulance gurney with an arm cuffed to the bed rail. It took the Louisiana State Police 474 days to launch an internal investigation and none of the troopers have been fired or charged. We also now know that one of the troopers withheld body camera footage.

Nothing about this is acceptable.

The Urban League of Louisiana, the National Urban League, NAACP Baton Rouge, VOTE, and the ACLU of Louisiana demand that action be taken immediately. It is too late for the actions to be swift – but it is not too late for the officers to be held accountable and for the state of Louisiana to demonstrate that all of its residents are deserving of justice and to be treated with dignity and humanity. 

Every trooper present the night of Mr. Greene’s murder is culpable. No one has been held accountable for the murder or the systemic failures that allowed for the coverup.

We, and those who sign this petition call for:

All troopers involved to be immediately terminated. There has been limited discipline against some of the troopers but it is not enough. Every day that any trooper involved in this horrendous incident remains on the job is an injustice to the family and to all residents of Louisiana. All troopers involved must be terminated.
All troopers to be arrested on charges that are appropriate for the crimes committed. There have been no charges thus far, after two years since Mr. Greene’s murder. The officers involved, named and unnamed, must be arrested immediately.

DISCLAIMER: The petition is hosted on Change(dot)org. Please note that if you make a donation through this petition it will not go to the Urban League of Louisiana or its partners.

News and Updates

Justice for Ronald Greene – September 24, 2021 Update

On Wednesday we delivered the Justice for Ronald Greene petition to decision makers US Attorney General Merrick Garland, Governor John Bel Edwards, LA States Attorney General Jeff Landry, and LA State Police Colonel Lamar Davis calling for justice for Ronald Greene....

Urban League of Louisiana Releases Statement on Federal Indictment of Former Louisiana State Police Trooper

We applaud the Department of Justice regarding today’s indictment of Jacob Brown, former Louisiana State Police trooper, for the 2019 beating of Aaron Bowman following a traffic stop. Much like the case involving Ronald Greene, a deeper investigation followed the...

Justice for Ronald Greene – September 10, 2021 Update

IN THE NEWS  State Police takes no action against trooper who lied about Ronald Greene body cam footage (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...

Justice for Ronald Greene – August 20, 2021 Update

Demands for justice for Ronald Greene and accountability for the troopers involved have been consistent and loud. Our weekly updates capture the continued calls for action and key news as it develops.   As we await the findings that federal prosecutors are preparing...

TIMELINE OF URBAN LEAGUE ADVOCACY

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 

Issuing of joint statement with the NAACP, ACLU of Louisiana, VOTE, Anti-Defamation League South Central Region, and VERA Institute for Justice

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Rep. Ted James (and Urban League Director of Baton Rouge Operations) speaks to CNN

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

National Urban League President Marc Morial and ULLA President & CEO Judy Reese Morse send letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. A meeting is requested to discuss the possibility of an investigation under Section 12601 to determine whether the Louisiana State Police has a pattern or practice of violating the civil rights.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

  • Press conference held with our partners the National Urban League, the Baton Rouge Branch of the NAACP, VOTE, and the ACLU of Louisiana.
  • Official Launch of Justice for Ronald Greene Petition
  • Letter sent to Col. Davis requesting the Louisiana State Police fire and arrest all officers involved in the killing of Ronald Greene
  • President & CEO Judy Reese Morse speaks at the Justice for Ronald Greene Rally on the Louisiana State Capitol steps.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Launch of Ronald Greene Weekly Update

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Issuing of joint statement with NAACP Baton Rouge and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) South Central Region on how Ronald Greene’s Murder Was Just One Example of a Larger Pattern in Louisiana State Police

Friday, June 11, 2021

Surpassed 10,000 signatures on petition

Friday, June 25, 2021

Issuing of statement on Derek Chauvin Sentencing highlighting how it may impact the Ronald Greene case

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

  • Rep. Ted James and Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus host press conference asking U.S. Department of Justice for a top to bottom probe of Louisiana State Police
  • Issuing of statement with Response to Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus Request for U.S. Department of Justice Probe into Louisiana State Police

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Surpassed 20,000 signatures on petition

Friday, August 4, 2021

Statement regarding ongoing federal investigation of Ronald Greene case

Friday, August 20, 2021

Last call for signatures as the total nears 25,000

Wed., September 22, 2021

Petition sent to decision-makers. Over 27,000 signatures representing 170 countries.