Showing posts with label Ronald Greene. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ronald Greene. Show all posts

Cop Who Exposed Murder is Suspended, but Cops Who Covered it Up Stay on the Job

Ronald Greene's family and the general public were all given a sad but completely false narrative about this 49-year-old Louisiana man's last moments alive. Greene died on May 10, 2019, when his vehicle collided with a "tree/shrub" just outside Monroe. However, we now know that everything they were told was a lie after the release of body camera footage that portrayed a completely different image. Greene was not killed in the accident, and the department attempted to cover it up. We are aware of this cover-up in part because of a courageous policeman who discovered it and could no longer remain quiet. This policeman is Louisiana State Trooper Carl Cavalier — and as a result of blowing the whistle, he is now being punished while the policemen involved in the cover-up continue to work. Cavalier says he learned of Greene's death last year when a colleague informed him about the terrible body camera video proving Greene did not die in the vehicle accident as police first stated.

Cavalier recently spoke with 4WWL about an investigator who was familiar with the case and who also saw the footage early on before anybody else and was commenting about how horrific the video was.

Cavalier began investigating the video after hearing about it, and what he discovered was terrible.

“I suppose that came as a shock to me, as a degree of disappointment from which I'm still recuperating. The fact that these individuals are deliberately attempting to cover up a murder,” he said.

As the PBWW website stated at the time, everyone outside the inner circle of troopers covering it up was in the dark about Greene's death. Greene's family had been pleading for the footage's release for two years until it was eventually released in May, revealing exactly how big a cover-up it was. Greene was reportedly targeted for a traffic check that night for an undisclosed infraction. Greene totaled his vehicle before he could pull over. When we examine the pictures of the vehicle provided by the family last year, it seems to have been involved in a small fender accident. Nonetheless, the Louisiana State Troopers said that Greene perished in the collision. Troopers made no mention of using force — or even of detaining Greene — in the State Police accident report acquired by the AP, but did note that he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision.

“We were informed he died of head injuries sustained during a high-speed pursuit after colliding with a tree,” Greene's mother, Mona Hardin, told the AP. “The vehicle sustained no significant damage.”

As the leaked video demonstrates, Greene was alive and well after the accident, and Associated Press records confirm what occurred that night. He spent the last minutes of his life apologizing to the police for not stopping quickly enough – while they strangled, punched, tasered, and stomped him to death.

“It could happen to anybody, a member of my family or your family. Cavalier said, "All I want is for the right thing to be done." And he is correct. Within less than three weeks of Greene's murder, the same department almost killed a guy with a flashlight.

Aaron Larry Bowman had not committed a crime on that tragic night in May 2019 and was merely suspected of "improper lane use" before being battered almost to death. Bowman made no effort to escape or fight arrest, but he was dragged from his vehicle and assaulted to the point of hospitalization, while the police involved hushed it up.

Cavalier informed 4WWL that he was aware of Bowman's video and many other instances of police misconduct.

“There were still videos that hadn't been published, you know, movies that were still being kept under wraps,” Cavalier said.

While the majority of Cavalier's coworkers — including those directly engaged in Greene's murder — opted to conceal the crime, Cavalier said that he could no longer stay quiet and chose to come out.

Cavalier violated department protocol in June by conducting an interview on Greene's death. He was promptly issued a warning notice. Cavalier then went on the radio and was suspended on August 2 for denouncing the troopers' "toxic fraternity," stating, "I'm not sure whether I should call it a brotherhood, but it's a poisonous brotherhood bleeding blue."

As Lt. John Clary, a 31-year veteran, remains unpunished despite numerous allegations that he lied about the body camera video of Greene's death, Cavalier believes his career may be gone for speaking the truth.

“I have no idea what will happen to me,” he said, “but I can presume that they will find a method to terminate me.”

“There are murderers, and there are individuals who are OK with killers being on the job,” he said. And it includes those who are complicit in the cover-up.”

'I'm sorry, I'm scared,' cops say after torturing a handcuffed man to death and claiming he died in a car accident.

The family of Ronald Greene as well as the public at large were all told a tragic but utterly false story about this 49-year-old Louisiana man's last moments alive. According to officials, Greene died after his car crashed into a "tree/shrub" just outside Monroe on May 10, 2019. The Louisiana State Police are crying foul after footage was leaked of officers torturing Greene to death on the side of the road. The LSP claim the footage, which was published by the Associated Press is "premature" and was "not authorized" "Unauthorized release of evidence undermines the investigative process and compromises the fair and impartial outcome for the Greene family, LSP employees, and the community," a spokesperson for the law enforcement agency said. "There was no major damage to the car," Greene's mother, Mona Hardin, told the AP.

When we look at the photos of the car which were released by the family last year, it looks like a minor fender bender. Nevertheless, the Louisiana State Troopers claimed that Greene died in the wreck. A newly leaked video shows the beating of Ronald Greene, who died after a car crash. The video shows troopers choking and beating the man, repeatedly jolting him with stun guns and dragging him across the pavement. One trooper can be heard calling Greene a "stupid son of a b–k" The family has since filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the State Troopers and they will undoubtedly win.

The only portion of the video that was obtained by the media was a 27-second audio clip that is essentially a confession from one of the culprits in the beating.  Trooper Christopher Hollingsworth was put on notice that he was under investigation last year, and died in a single-car crash last year. The clip is essentially an audio confession from Hollingworth in which he is heard telling a fellow cop, "I beat the ever-living f— out of" Greene. The family of Greene has filed the wrongful death suit against the state and will probably win, as the video was released to the media.

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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