Prosecutors have decided to drop charges against a Louisiana state trooper who was accused of withholding graphic body-camera footage that depicted another officer dragging Black motorist Ronald Greene by his ankle shackles during a fatal 2019 arrest.
During the trial of Master Trooper Kory York, a former colleague charged with negligent homicide in the case, Lt. John Clary, who served as the ranking officer at the scene, has agreed to provide testimony. York stands accused of compelling Greene to remain facedown and handcuffed for over nine minutes, an act use-of-force experts argued likely restricted his breathing.
District Attorney John Belton of Union Parish stated, “Mr. Clary has cooperated and will continue to cooperate with the state, providing truthful testimony in this matter.”