AP: Body cam prompts new look at what killed Black motorist

7/7/2021 10:01:00 PM

A re-examined autopsy is part of a federal civil rights investigation that has taken on new urgency in the nearly two months since The Associated Press obtained and published the footage of Black motorist Ronald Greene’s deadly arrest.

A re-examined autopsy is part of a federal civil rights investigation that has taken on new urgency in the nearly two months since The Associated Press obtained and published the footage of Black motorist Ronald Greene’s deadly arrest.

The FBI is taking the unusual step of ordering a new look at the autopsy of Black motorist Ronald Greene to consider evidence not provided after his 2019 death, including graphic body camera video of Louisiana state troopers stunning, punching and dragging him after a high-speed chase.

“They wanted to emphasize to the family that they’re serious this time,” said the family’s attorney, Lee Merritt. “Their new enthusiasm is based on the public pressure that’s come from the release of the videos.”Several people familiar with the case told the AP that the FBI recently asked Dr. Frank J. Peretti, who conducted the

“No cause of death is carved in stone,” Peretti told the AP. “Sometimes additional investigative materials become available years later that you didn’t have. The correct thing to do is to review it.”for two years, and state police did not open an administrative investigation into the troopers’ use of force until 474 days after Greene’s death.

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If the reports don’t match the footage they should be fired immediately. They are totally useless if they are found to be liars. this is terrible news