Chris Hollingsworth was a white man from Louisiana, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:
- He was a member of the New Chapel Hill Baptist Church in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.
- In 1999, he got married. He and his wife, who is a schoolteacher, have a son together.
- On May 10, 2019, he and his fellow Louisiana State Police troopers Dakota DeMoss, Kory York and Lieutenant John Clary stunned, punched, choked and dragged Ronald A. Greene as Greene apologized for leading them on a high-speed chase along a highway in Monroe, Ouachita Parish. Greene died on his way to the hospital, according to the Louisiana State Police’s Criminal Investigations Division.
- On May 6, 2020, Greene’s daughter Tayla Greene filed a wrongful death lawsuit against DeMoss, York, Clary, captain John Peters, sergeant Floyd McElroy and deputy sheriff Christopher Harpin and three unknown manufacturers of the electronic control weapons used by the officers during Greene’s fatal arrest on May 10, 2019.
- On September 9, 2020, the Louisiana State Police placed him on paid leave.
- He “beat the ever living f–k” out of Ronald and choked Ronald to get the black man under control on May 10, 2019, he said in a phone conversation with a colleague. An audio clip of the conversation was released by The Associated Press on October 1, 2020. But during a two-hour interrogation on September 16, 2020, he portrayed himself as the victim in Greene’s arrest on May 10, 2019, saying, “I was scared. He could have done anything once my hold was broke off him and that’s why I struck him.” The interview was never made public until March 30, 2022 when The Associated Press released voice record of the interview.
- On September 20, 2020, he received word that the Louisiana State Police intended to terminate him following an internal investigation into Ronald’s death.
- At 3:00 a.m. on September 21, 2020, he crashed his personal vehicle on Interstate 20 near Monroe while off-duty. He was airlifted to Shreveport, Louisiana.
- On September 22, 2020, he was pronounced dead after a brief hospitalization.
- On September 25, 2020, he was buried with honors in West Monroe.