BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Louisiana State Police investigator in the early stages of the Ronald Greene case has submitted his resignation.

According to Louisiana State Police, Sgt. Albert Paxton submitted his request for early retirement this week.

Paxton testified back in December at a hearing of the Louisiana State Senate Select Committee on State Police Oversight.

During that hearing, Paxton said that in 2019, his recommendations around the use of force were ignored by his “entire chain of command.” Paxton was given a letter of reprimand for sharing reports with his wife, which was encouraged by a superior.

“I said I’m being investigated because I won’t participate in the cover-up, I won’t hide evidence and I won’t lie,” Sgt. Paxton said.

Paxton has served with Louisiana State for nearly 14 years.