The footage comes from cameras used by Lieutenant John Clary, Trooper Chris Hollingsworth, Trooper Kory York, and Trooper Dakota DeMoss, who are White.
Greene’s family said the LSP told them Greene died in a car crash, but the videos tell a different story than what happened on the night of May 10, 2019, near the town of Monroe .
According to the LSP’s initial report on Greene’s death, he was taken into custody after “resisting his arrest and a fight with the Troopers.” The report says Greene died on his way to the hospital.
But the videos offer a more detailed account of the encounter, with footage showing parts of the car chase as well as the four-minute streak between when police open Greene’s car and when he is handcuffed to the car. ground.
New video shows how quickly police started assigning tasks and beating
The cameras provide the audio of tense radio transmissions describing the moments of the chase. At no point in any of the videos posted is there any footage of Greene’s car as he fled from the police.
Attempts to pull Greene from his vehicle can be seen and heard on DeMoss’ camera.
“OK, OK, OK officer – Lord Jesus,” can be heard and a Taser can be seen leaving while Greene is still in the car.
“OK, OK. I’m sorry. I’m scared. Officer, I’m scared, I’m your brother, I’m scared,” Greene said as at least two soldiers tried to get him out of the vehicle.
At one point on DeMoss’s camera, a soldier says, “He’s taller than me, He’s taller than me” as Greene and a soldier struggle on the ground.
The camera then shows a struggle as officers attempt to handcuff Greene. One soldier appears to put Greene in a choke as they wrestle on the ground, and Greene stands there as another soldier continues to tease him as he is held back by the other soldier.
Greene moans as he lies face down while a soldier sits on top of him, pressing his hand to the back of Greene’s neck and slapping him in the face, the video shows. Another soldier tries to handcuff him and punch him in the lower back, according to the footage.
Almost four minutes have passed from when the soldiers open the door of Greene’s car until he is fully handcuffed, as the pictures show. Taser claws can be seen embedded in Greene’s skin as his shirt lifts as the soldiers swear and struggle to pull his arms behind his back.
The soldiers appear to stop beating Greene after handcuffing him and leaving him on the ground face down. As they walk away, we say, “You fucking mother,” as Greene continues to scream.
Hollingsworth’s body camera audio revealed a telephone exchange inside his patrol vehicle following the beating. He begins by saying that Greene was drunk.
“And I beat him, I choked him and everything else trying to get him under control and we finally put him in handcuffs when a third man came in and the motherfucker was still fighting and we were still wrestling with him trying to hold him back because he was coughing up blood all over the place, ”Hollingsworth says in the video.
“And then all of a sudden he got limp,” Hollingsworth said.
“They took pleasure in torturing my son”, says mom.
Jay McGowan, Greene’s brother-in-law, described Greene as “a respectful man” and “a good guy” who almost immediately expressed remorse and apologized to the officers for leading them into a chase.
McGowan recalled his last conversation with Greene on Saturday days before his death. The two men talked about starting a program to feed the homeless.
Greene’s mother, Mona Hardin, told CNN on Saturday that her family had been subjected by authorities to a “continuing tale of incomplete responses,” with police not even able to tell them why the soldiers tried to ‘stop his son.
She said the family left with more questions than answers after state officials in September showed them parts of the video released this week.
“Where’s the chase?” she said. “I want to see what happened. I want to see this. I want to see why … They let us out of there without having any answers.”
Hardin told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Friday that she believed the LSP had tried to cover up what had happened to her son.
She said state police initially said her son died when his car crashed into a tree after a police chase.
“It’s been a battle since the moment we heard about (his death),” Hardin said. “There are no words to say how crazy I am. I am disgusted.
“They enjoyed torturing my son. They enjoyed hurting him, beating and killing him and letting him stay on the ground,” Hardin said.
Family lawyer Ron Haley said the two soldiers should be arrested.
“Anyone who got their hands on Ronald Greene should be arrested and two minutes after their arrest anyone who participated in the cover-up should follow them into the jail cell,” Haley told CNN.
Haley said on Saturday the soldiers “took it upon themselves to be judge, jury and executioner.”
“They just couldn’t understand their story,” Haley told CNN, referring to the police. “It did not correspond to the doctors. It did not correspond to the coroner, and this investigation needs to be deepened.”
Autopsy says Greene’s death ‘incompatible’ with car crash
The report also states that “no written incident report was provided despite requests” and that “no detailed information regarding the car collision … was provided. It notes that” no medical records of the emergency services were only provided “at the coroner’s office.
“It cannot be said for sure whether this injury was due to trauma from a motor vehicle collision, subsequent struggle, or resuscitation. These findings may be associated with a collision with a motor vehicle,” but can also be observed in other circumstances, including injuries during a struggle and / or related to resuscitation efforts (CPR), ”the report says.
There were significant levels of cocaine and alcohol in Greene’s blood, the report says.
The AP reported last year that Union Parish coroner Renee Smith said Greene’s death was deemed accidental and was attributed to cardiac arrest.
CNN has contacted the coroner’s office for comment on the report.
The autopsy does not list the mode of death, that is, whether it was accidental, homicide, of natural causes, suicide or undetermined.
Chris Boyette, Ryan Young, Jamiel Lynch, Alta Spells, Hollie Silverman, Madeline Holcombe, Steve Almasy, Theresa Waldrop, Maggie Fox and Virginia Langmaid contributed to this report.