BATON ROUGE, La. (KLFY) – A crowd of about 300 people rallied at the steps of the State Capitol to demand justice for Ronald Greene and his family, as well as accountability from the state of Louisiana.
“When we say freedom or death we mean it,” said Devon Norman, of Lafayette civil rights group The Village 337.
Videos of Greene’s arrest were released one week ago, two years after the May 2019 arrest by Louisiana State Police resulted in his death. The images show troopers kicking, punching, and choking greene. State police reported two different versions of what happened, but neither were true.
“The world saw the nine videos that were released how Ronald Greene died,” said Ron Haley, Greene family attorney. “Did it look like cocaine? Did it look like a car wreck? What did it look like?”
One unidentified man who spoke called out Governor John Bel Edwards for not doing enough.
“If this was his son or his daughter that got beat like a savage dog on the side of the road, that he would not have sought fit to conceal the video for two years. If we want to be honest about the conditions in Louisiana, it is our leadership that is failing us. Too many of our black leaders that sit in this capitol care too much about taking pictures with the governor, rather than giving us justice in this state,” he said.
The group wants federal oversight of the Louisiana State Police, a federal investigating into the death of Ronald Greene, and most important, they want the officers involved to be fired, arrested, and charged.
BATON ROUGE, La. (KLFY) – A rally demanding justice for Ronald Greene, who died in police custody in 2019, was held Thursday, May 27.
It has been almost one week since the Louisiana Police Department released the body cam footage, giving a visual timeline of the moments leading to the death of Greene.
The rally will take place on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol at 3 p.m.
The rally and the call for justice has caught the attention of many celebrities, such as Houston rapper, Trae the Truth, and founder of “Until Freedom”, Tamika Mallory, who’s been on the frontlines demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and more.
We will carry the rally here at 3pm.