The US Department of Justice has opened an investigation into use of excessive force or racially discriminatory policing by the Louisiana State Police.
Three police troopers have recently been accused of beating a Black motorist during an arrest in 2020, adding another example to the long list of incidents showing police brutality in America. The three white officers slapped and punched the man even after he had surrendered, according to the body camera footage.
The man sustained multiple bruises and lacerations around his face and head, according to images released by his family after the arrest. In this episode, we will take a look at police brutality in America and the investigation that has been launched long after the deadly incident in an effort to check the police departments policies, training and supervision, which appear to be spinning out of control.
The sweeping civil rights investigation comes amid the mounting evidence that the agency ignored beatings of mostly Black men, including the deadly 2019 arrest of Ronald Greene. So far, at least at least a dozen cases have been leaked over the past decade, in which polices forces or their chiefs ignored or concealed evidence of beatings or other misconduct. The investigation is part of the big infighting within the United States, this time over police brutality.
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