In Louisiana, a father, a son, and a culture of police abuse

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MONROE, La. (AP) — As the Louisiana State Police reel from a federal investigation into the deadly 2019 arrest of Black motorist Ronald Greene and other beating cases, dozens of current and former troopers tell The Associated Press of a culture at the agency of impunity, nepotism and in some cases outright racism.

In one notable case, a top officer who was reprimanded for using the n-word and keeping a Confederate flag in his office rose to second in command, and his son became one of the state’s most violent troopers.

Said one former trooper, “If you’re a part of the good ol’ boy system, there’s no wrong you can do.”

By JIM MUSTIAN and JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press

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