Ronald Greene family lawyer says legal case ongoing, civil rights case stalled

MONROE, La. (KNOE) – It has been almost two years since Ronald Greene died in Union Parish while in the custody of the Louisiana State Police. Attorney Lee Merritt, who represents Greene’s family, said arrests could come any day.

Merritt said her mission is to hold the soldiers involved accountable.

“The family has been waiting for the dams to break and the consequences against Troop F to continue,” Merritt said.

The state police initially blamed Greene’s death for a high-speed car chase accident. Since then, they have been very excited about the case.

Greene’s family filed a civil lawsuit against Louisiana State Police. In response, the state of Louisiana appealed.

“The state of Louisiana has filed a civil injunction. [To appeal] The family’s federal civil rights lawsuit against them. You (the state) applied for qualified immunity. They have been denied qualified immunity by the county courts and appealed to the 5th Circuit, ”said Merritt, who represents the Greene family.

He said the civil lawsuit was on hold until the 5th Circuit Court responded to the state’s appeal.

“And from a civilian point of view. Every day the family looks forward to being arrested for criminal liability for these men. There is an ongoing federal investigation into the actions of these officials, ”Merritt said.

The case receives national attention. The Greene family has already met with the Trump administration. Now, Merritt said the family wanted to bring their allegations of cover-up and corruption to the White House for the second time.

“The family met with the White House at least once last year, but not the Biden administration. I look forward to arranging a meeting with the Biden administration to see what the new Justice Department will do to hold these men accountable, ”said Merritt.

Merritt said Greene’s family are planning protests to commemorate the two years since Greene’s death and two years of no accountability.

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