Carl Cavalier, a state trooper with the Louisiana State Police Department allegedly has been fired after he leaked 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 passed away while in police custody. After 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 car showed little to support that claim.
The 33-year-old was 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.
After the announcement of the termination, a spokesperson for the LSPD told Fox News 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.
“It should be noted that our disciplinary administrative process is not finalized and Cavalier remains an employee at this time.”
“The disciplinary letter with policy violations will be made available when complete,” the spokesperson added. “Cavalier is due a fair and impartial process, and as such, the department cannot provide comment on any pending litigation.”
The trooper’s termination is said to go in effect 45 days.
The firing comes after Cavalier filed a lawsuit, who had been with the organization since 2014, filed against the department accusing his superiors of harassment and discrimination.
Cavalier says that he was demoted and transferred multiple times in retaliation for speaking out. The officer’s termination is reportedly said to go in effect in 45 days.
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