Showing posts with label Christopher Hollingsworth. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christopher Hollingsworth. Show all posts

Police Department Stated Man Died in Accident But The Video Shows Him Beaten To A Pulp

 The family of Ronald Greene further because the public at large was in all a story about this 49-year-old Louisiana man’s last moments alive. per officials, Greene died after his car crashed into a “tree/shrub” just outside Monroe on May 10, 2019. However, they need since learned everything they were told was a lie after the body camera video surfaced and painted a wholly different picture. Greene’s death wasn't a result of the crash and therefore the department engaged during a coverup.

According to police, Greene was targeted for a traffic stop for an unknown violation thereon night. Before he could manoeuver, Greene wrecked his car. after we examine the photos of the car which were released by the family last year, it's sort of a minor fender bender. Nevertheless, the Louisiana State Troopers claimed that Greene died within the wreck.

Troopers made no mention of the utilization of force — or maybe arresting Greene — within the State Police crash report obtained by the AP but they did state within their notes that he wasn't wearing a life belt in the crash.

“We were told that he died in an exceedingly high-speed chase of head injuries after crashing into a tree,” Greene’s mother, Mona Hardin, told the AP. “There was no major damage to the car.”

But this wasn't true. Greene was alive and well after the crash and records released by the Associated Press tell the reality of what happened that night.

According to the AP, the records are the primary public acknowledgment by State Police that Greene was mistreated, and that they confirm details provided last year by an attorney for Greene’s family who viewed graphic body camera footage of the May 2019 arrest and likened it to the police killing of George Floyd. The video shows troopers choking and beating the person, repeatedly jolting him with stun guns, and dragging him face-down across the pavement, the attorney told AP.

Though this is often the primary public record released, as noted above, the family and their attorneys were able to watch the body camera video in October. What they witnessed was utterly shocking and horrifying.

At one point, an official is seen placing a foot on Greene “while another hogties him,” attorney Lee Merritt said. One trooper is heard calling Greene a “stupid son of a b——,” Merritt said, while another cautions that “we shouldn’t tase him anymore.”

The violence was entirely uncalled for, consistent with the family’s attorneys, as Greene had immediately surrendered after the crash.

“Ronald immediately surrendered at his first contact with enforcement. When the vehicle stopped, he put his hands up and said, ‘I’m sorry,'” Merritt said. “His dying words were, ‘I’m sorry.'”

One of the most culprits within the beating was Louisiana State Police Trooper, Christopher Hollingsworth.

The only portion of the video that was obtained by the media was a 27-second audio clip. The clip is basically a confession from Hollingsworth within which he's heard telling a fellow cop, “I beat the ever-living f— out of” Greene and “he was spitting blood everywhere, and every one of a sudden, he just went limp.”

The photos of Greene’s body released by the family last year show what appear to be handcuff marks everywhere Greene’s face and head — as if he was beaten with cuffs like a knuckle duster.

After he was placed on notice that he was under investigation last year, Hollingsworth died during a single-car crash.

This week, the AP reported Master Trooper Kory York also participated in the beating death of Greene. He was just suspended without pay. York was seen dragging Greene “on his stomach by the leg shackles” following the beating meted out by Hollingsworth, in line with the report.

Naturally, prosecutors claim that releasing the whole video would damage the case, saying it “would be detrimental for that video to be made public while it's of course evidence that they're considering.”

Governor John Bel Edwards agrees and says the remainder of the video won't be released until the investigation is complete. Apparently, it takes nearly two years to observe a video of troopers beating a person to death and to act thereon.

“While the video may fall within the exception of Louisiana’s public records law, it's imperative that in an attempt of full transparency and therefore the charitable trust the video be released immediately,” the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus said in a very statement.

The family has since filed a death lawsuit against the State Troopers and that they will undoubtedly win.

“It is now undisputed that Trooper York participated within the brutal assault that took Ronald Greene’s life,” said Mark Maguire, a Philadelphia civil rights attorney who represents Greene’s family. “This suspension could be a start but it doesn't equivalent to the total transparency and accountability the family continues to hunt.”

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