Public Records Requests Filed for Proof of Statements

Lincoln Parish News Online filed two public records requests yesterday asking for proof of statements made last week by the commander of the Louisiana State Police and by the Third Judicial (Lincoln, Union Parishes) District Attorney regarding the Ronald Greene case.

It has become quite clear that nothing said by anyone connected to this case can be relied upon. After twelve years of covering government and its people, we’ve learned that “If it ain’t in writing, it didn’t happen.”

We requested from the Louisiana State Police documentation proving the delivery of case files and receipt thereof from the agencies as was claimed last Friday by Louisiana State Police Col. Lamar Davis. We understand that it is LSP procedure to require a signed and dated receipt whenever case files are submitted.

From Third Judicial (Lincoln, Union Parishes) District Attorney John Belton’s office, we requested a call log or any correspondence that would verify his allegation last week that he asked the U. S. Department of Justice or the FBI to intervene in the Greene case “…on the day I received the report…”

There is a six-month gap between when Belton said he contacted the FBI and when Davis alleges files were delivered to the FBI.

Here are our requests:

Louisiana State Police Public Records Request

Third Judicial District Attorney Public Records Request

We will report what we learn from the agencies promptly.

If they try stonewalling again, we’ll report that, too.

5 Responses to “Public Records Requests Filed for Proof of Statements”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Walter going all out on this one. Even resorting to injecting an opinionated slant that he despised so much in the mainstream media that he started this blog.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Those body cam videos show that Greene was not going to leave that scene alive. The fact that they didn’t follow standard procedure by attacking him when he was 1) not only handcuffed, but 2) also had cuffs on his ankles should tell you something…he was no danger to those police officers, but they kept attacking him. Not only that…standard police training requires that you should make sure your “victim” is not prone but on their side so they can breathe. Police cam shows that not only did those two officers NOT do that, one of them purposely kicked Greene over to the prone position after he himself managed to make sure he was in a position to breathe.

    Even after all that…rumor is that one of those police officers died in a one-car crash (cryptic code for suicide) when he found out he was going to be suspended after he found out he was going to be suspended for what had happened.

    Those doctors questioned the “official report” that Greene died “on impact” after they found signs he had been tasered. “This does not add up” they said when they found the signs he had been tasered.

    There are one of two things at play here with these officers: 1) they didn’t have the IQ to realize they would be found out OR 2) they had the arrogance to believe it didn’t matter.

    You choose which you think it is.


    • Anonymous Says:

      (Sarcasm alert). And the fact that one of those officers turned off his camera midway throughout the process is not suspicious at all.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    This is common place because there aren’t made to answer for their actions ?

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