Carl Cavalier, a state trooper with the Louisiana State Police Department reportedly has been fired in the wake of his leaks of internal records regarding the 2019 death of Ronald Greene, a Black motorist who was beaten, tased, bound face-down on the ground, and later died while in police custody.
In the aftermath of the incident, Greene’s family was told that their loved one had died of injuries sustained in a car crash at the end of a chase, although the 49-year-old’s vehicle showed little to support that claim.
Cavalier, seemingly angered by the way Greene’s case was handled — not much was reported about it for nearly two years — gave a tell-all interview with local news station WBRZ detailing what he believed to be a cover-up about Greene’s death in order to help the officers involved avoid charges.
“I love what I do,’ Cavalier said at the time in the tell-all. Adding, “but we still have murderers, in my eyes, on the job. Guys who received a slap on the wrist for their roles in the Ronald Greene incident are unpunished… patrolling the streets and left on the job.”
The 33-year-old was ultimately suspended and placed on a five-week paid leave for leaking internal state police files related to the investigation during his appearance in multiple interviews.
Following the announcement of the termination, a spokesperson for the LSPD told Fox News that Cavalier was let go for violating department policy.
“Trooper Cavalier received the decision of the appointing authority to move forward with termination based on an administrative investigation that revealed he violated several departmental policies,” the rep explained.
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SOURCE: Atlanta Black Star, Atahabih Germain