The FBI is investigating the death of African American Ronald Greene, Associated Press reported citing sources on Monday, September 14.
The death of a 49-year-old Louisiana resident last May was “shrouded in mystery” as state police refused to provide footage of Green’s arrest.
According to a police report, the man tried to escape from law enforcement in his car. The chase ended after Green was involved in an accident and was taken into custody. However, he died on the way to the local hospital as a result of his injuries.
The prosecutor’s office did not press charges against the police officers involved in Green’s detention, but referred the case to the U.S. Department of Justice. However, the man’s relatives filed a lawsuit claiming that the police brutally beat him after his arrest.
In turn, Louisiana police representative Captain Chavez Cummon told the agency that the agency “cooperates with the federal authorities” and is conducting its own internal investigation.
On August 23 it was reported that police officers shot and killed a black man while he was being detained in Louisiana.
Officers arrived at a small store after reporting a man with a knife who threatened the seller and visitors. After the intruder attempted to escape, the police used tasers, but this measure proved ineffective. When an armed man tried to enter another store, the police opened fire.