BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana State Police has released body cam footage in the 2019 Ronald Greene case after video was obtained earlier in the week by the Associated Press.
Friday, LSP’s Superintendent Lamar Davis made the announcement they will release the video during a news conference.
The video shows Ronald Greene laying on the ground while State Police Troopers roughed him up.
The family’s attorney Ron Haley says what is seen on the video is “murder, torture, and a cover up.”
During Friday’s news conference state police apologized for the actions of troopers who were supposed to protect and serve.
Davis said, the department made changes to Troop F after several reported incidents.
“We have some great troopers in Troop F and often times when we have events like this where we have some bad actors. When they do not abide by those policies and procedures them I’m going to hold them accountable and I remain committed to that.,” said Davis.
According to a wrongful death lawsuit, the cause of Greene’s death were physical struggle, a head injury and a cocaine induced agitated delirium.
In the video, troopers can be seen stepping on Green, shoving him and cursing.
Haley said, it should not have taken this long to release the footage.
It’s damaging, it destroys the heart of the credibility of Louisiana State Police,” said Haley.