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F.B.I. Investigates Ronald Greene’s Death After Louisiana Police Chase

The report says the chase ended when Mr. Greene’s vehicle crashed, according to The A.P.

“Greene was taken into custody after resisting arrest and a struggle with troopers,” the report says, adding that he “became unresponsive” and died as he was being taken to a hospital. The report does not mention any use of force by troopers, The A.P. said.

John F. K. Belton, the district attorney for the Third Judicial District in Louisiana, declined to comment, citing the state and federal investigations.

The F.B.I., the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Louisiana are handling the federal investigation, according to a spokeswoman for the F.B.I.’s New Orleans field office.

“The F.B.I. will collect all available facts and evidence and will ensure that the investigation is conducted in a fair, thorough and impartial manner,” the spokeswoman, Alicia Irmscher, said in a statement. “As this is an ongoing investigation we are not able to comment further at this time.”

In their lawsuit, Mr. Greene’s relatives said that the State Police told them that Mr. Greene died after his car struck a tree, but that the police did not mention a struggle with troopers.

The front of Mr. Greene’s car did not strike anything and his airbag did not deploy, the lawsuit said. Mr. Greene got out of the car uninjured and could “walk, speak and otherwise function in a healthy manner” after the crash, according to the lawsuit.

As more troopers arrived at the scene, Mr. Greene apologized for leading the chase, according to the lawsuit. Two troopers pinned him down and “individually and in concert used lethal force against Greene,” including shocking him three times with a Taser as he begged them to stop.

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