Sources: Louisiana State Police’s Doug Cain retires

The second in command at the Louisiana State Police has retired.

“I’ve had 25 years of rewarding law enforcement service for which I am grateful. I will retire from the Louisiana State Police with my head high and excited about the future.” — Doug Cain

Sources confirmed to Unfiltered with Kiran that Lt. Col. Doug Cain has just resigned from the Louisiana State Police as of June 17, 2022.

Cain was appointed Asst. Superintendent/Chief of Staff by current Col. Lamar Davis on Oct. 30, 2020.

Cain, second in command at LSP, has been under a microscope for his alleged involvement in the cover-up death of Ronald Green. He’s accused of wiping his state-issued cell phone clean.

Greene, 49, died on May 10, 2019 after an incident that state troopers described as “resisting arrest” following a high speed chase that spanned two parishes. However, videos of Greene’s arrest were released in 2021 that showed Greene being tased, kicked and punched by state police before he died in custody. Greene’s death was initially blamed on the car crash before the videos showing the brutality became public.

“I’ve had 25 years of rewarding law enforcement service for which I am grateful. I will retire from the Louisiana State Police with my head high and excited about the future,” said Cain via text message.

In April 2022, Col. Davis placed Cain on paid administrative leave.

“I placed Lt. Colonel Doug Cain on paid administrative leave pending the ongoing administrative investigation into the sanitization of his department cellular device. The decision to place him on leave was made in the best interest of the department to eliminate any questions into the integrity of the investigation. I am confident the investigation will be conducted in a fair and unbiased manner leaving no concerns of its findings,” said Col. Davis.

It’s because of the Ronald Greene investigation that the US Department of Justice announced last week they had launched a civil rights investigation into LSP to see if there was a “pattern or practice” of abusive unconstitutional policing at LSP.

Cain started at LSP in 1998 as a patrol trooper at Troop A in Baton Rouge. Since then, he wore a number of hats in patrol, criminal intelligence, technical services, operational development, public affairs and the superintendent’s office.

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