Attorney, parents of Ronald Greene and Tyre Nichols call for federal civil rights charges
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The families of Ronald Greene and Tyre Nichols came together, along with civil rights attorney Ben Crump, for a news conference on Wednesday, Sept. 27, to request federal civil rights charges be filed against those accused of killing Green.
According to Crump’s law office, Nichols’ family is calling on the Department of Justice to charge the white officers who beat Ronald Greene to death just as they charged the Black officers who beat Tyre Nichols to death.
The news conference was held at the Louisiana State Capitol.
Greene died in May 2019 after a confrontation with Louisiana State Police troopers in Union Parish. Louisiana state troopers are accused of violently beating and using a Taser on Greene after pulling him from the vehicle he crashed while they were chasing him.
The law enforcement officers involved already face a variety of charges, ranging from negligent homicide to malfeasance in office.
Nichols died in January 2023 after a traffic stop in Memphis, Tenn. Five former Memphis police officers are accused of violently beating him to death. Officials charged them with federal civil rights violations, as well as second-degree murder and other charges.
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