Ronald Greene’s family, the NAACP and the National Bar Association call for accountability


President Schexnayder: creation of a select committee to investigate the Ronald Greene incident

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Members of Ronald Greene’s family hold a Zoom press conference Thursday morning.

According to the Baton Rouge branch NAACP, the Greene family is seeking accountability from Governor John Bel Edwards’ office.

These groups and individuals join the family at the press conference.

  • President of the National Bar Association Carlos E. Moore
  • Attorneys for Aaron Bowman
  • Former State Trooper Carl Cavalier

They are all meeting to “discuss recent revelations regarding the publication of text messages from Governor Edwards, his staff, lawmakers, Louisiana State Police and prosecutors,” according to the Baton Rouge branch NAACP.

Prior to the press conference, Louisiana House Speaker Clay Schexnayder said a select committee had been struck to look into the Ronald Greene case.

“The truth must come out to show what happened in this case and in the events that followed. The public demands it and the family deserves it. No crime should be ignored, no cover-up will be tolerated,” President Schexnayder said.

These House members will serve on the select committee:

  • Representative Tanner Magee, President
  • Representative Tony Bacala
  • Representative Jason Hughes
  • Rep. Edmond Jordan
  • Representative Mandie Landry
  • Rep.C. Denis Marcelle
  • Representative Richard Nelson
  • Representative Debbie Villio

The Department of Justice has already weighed in on the Ronald Greene investigation:

“The Department of Justice has an open and ongoing criminal investigation into the incident that resulted in the death of Ronald Greene. The investigation is being conducted by special agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as well as career prosecutors from the United States Attorney’s Office and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. The investigation was thorough and those conducting it pursued all credible leads. If the investigation reveals actionable violations of any federal criminal law, the Department will take appropriate action. As the investigation continues, recent reports citing sources suggesting the FBI questioned people about Governor John Bel Edwards’ knowledge of certain facts are inaccurate.

The press conference is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. and we will stream it live in the video player above.


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