A Culture of Cover-Up: On the Hidden Brutality of the Louisiana State Police Department

The 2019 death of Ronald Greene at the hands of Louisiana State Police is a case we are familiar with. The state police department has many more concealed incidents of lawless violence.

The culture of police violence in Louisiana had somewhat of a “primetime debut” back in 2016 when the police killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge made international headlines. For lifelong residents of Louisiana, the filmed murder of Alton Sterling was not at all surprising so much as it was maddening and unjust. We…

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