The leak of body camera footage of her son’s arrest has left her “hurting so bad,” according to Ronald Greene’s Mother, a barber who died during a brutal altercation with Louisiana State Police.
Supt. Lamar A. Davis of the Louisiana State Police posted nine body cameras and dash-camera footage of Greene’s detention south of Monroe on Friday.
Greene’s mother, Mona Hardin, said watching the video was “painful” in an interview with NBC News on Saturday. Her counsel, Lee Merritt, claimed she had seen somebody camera imagery “in a very regulated atmosphere” before the video was made public this week.
She exclaimed, “I’m so darn wounded.” “I’m hurting too hard. Not long ago, I had a nervous breakdown. That was just what I wanted. Because of the anger, the greed, and my murder, the murder of my son, and how they had a nice time doing it, I needed that.”
Greene’s family was informed by troopers that he died on impact after crashing into a tree. They sent a one-page apology later that year, admitting only that Greene fought troopers and died on his way to the hospital.
A trooper is seen wrestling Greene to the ground, holding him in a chokehold, and punching him in the face on footage from Wednesday and Friday.
According to the department, two of the troopers involved were due to be shot. Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth, one of them, died in a single-vehicle highway accident on Sept. 22, just hours after learning he would lose his career.
Officials said Trooper Dakota DeMoss was informed of the department’s intention to fire him on Friday. According to them, Trooper Kory York was suspended for 50 hours. Attempts to contact DeMoss and York on Saturday were unsuccessful.
Following Greene’s detention, Hollingsworth made a speakerphone call in his police car, according to a video released Friday.
He explained, “Well, this guy was intoxicated, and I believe he was wet.” “I beat the living daylights out of him. All was choked on him in an attempt to get him under control.
The detention is being investigated by the federal government.
Greene died of “cocaine-induced agitated delirium complicated by a motor car crash, physical struggle, inflicted head injury, and confinement,” according to an autopsy “according to the Associated Press.
The American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association do not recognize “agitated” or “excited” delirium as medical disorders.
“You have my promise that we will follow the evidence and keep our staff accountable,” Supt. Davis said on Friday.
Hardin, on the other hand, said she has been waiting for the responsibility for two years.
However, she was “thrilled beyond words” when she saw the footage that proved her son was a survivor of crime.
“The world deserves to hear this,” she said. “Whatever it takes to get this out there,” she said.
She was still haunted by the film.
“The troopers involved need to pay the bill,” Hardin said.
“They took so much pleasure in murdering my son,” she said.