Controversial Bodycam Vid of Man’s Fatal Arrest Gets New Look

Recently published bodycam footage reveals that a Black man suffered ill-treatment at the hands of  Louisiana state troopers who punched, dragged and stunned him, Reuters reported.

This man, Ronald Greene, died in police custody two years ago, which is now bringing forth new questions about this investigation, which is already at the center of a federal civil rights investigation, according to the report.

Greene’s family lawyers plan to talk about the video at a Wednesday news conference after the Associated Press received the footage from an officer’s body camera and released several clips, the article added.

The Louisiana State Police (which flat out disagreed to release the footage) discussed in a statement that the “unauthorized release of evidence undermines the investigative process” but failed to mention the video’s contents, per the article.

Authorities originally told Greene’s family that the 49-year-old had died in a car crash after a high-speed chase, before eventually releasing a statement saying he had “struggled with troopers and died on the way to a hospital” per the article.

This horrific case received a new look after the death of George Floyd and the conviction of Derek Chauvin, the police officer who murdered Floyd last April.

The Louisiana video shows Greene apologizing to police and saying, “I’m scared,” as they repeatedly hit him with a Taser, the AP reported, per the story. Another clip shows an officer pulling Greene, who was laying facedown, on the ground after he was shackled.

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