BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) —
The same Louisiana State Police unit whose troopers stunned, punched
and dragged Ronald Greene on video during a deadly 2019 arrest is now
under internal investigation by a secret panel over whether its officers
are systematically targeting Black motorists for abuse.
panel, whose existence was confirmed to The Associated Press by four
people familiar with it, was set up in response to Greene’s death as
well as three other violent stops of Black men: one who was punched,
stunned and hoisted to his feet by his hair braids in a body-camera
video obtained by the AP, another who was beaten after he was
handcuffed, and yet another who was slammed 18 times with a flashlight.