In August, Greene’s family called for a federal civil rights investigation into the actions of the officers.
Greene’s mother, Mona Hardin, told reporters at a news conference in Farmerville, Louisiana, of her son’s “beautiful face” and “smile” and how loving he was.
“I remember his first day on this earth and I also saw the video and I saw his very last. And the ugliness that Louisiana did, without hesitation. How they meant to kill my son,” she said. “While he was still behind the steering wheel, he was Tased. He stood no chance.”
Hardin said it took several years to get indictments against the officers involved in her son’s arrest and she urged the Department of Justice to pursue a federal case.
“We need the DOJ to come in here because we’re four plus in. It took three plus years just to get these indictments, you know, and we need it now,” she said.
of civilians who experience police threat of or use of force during legal interventions are injured.
An estimated 250,000 civilian injuries are caused by law enforcement officers annually.
More than 600 people are killed by law enforcement in the U.S. each year.
Black Americans are estimated to be 3.5 times more likely to experience fatal police violence than white Americans
JUSTICE FOR RONALD GREENE