BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The special committee investigating the Ronald Greene incident is requesting Gov. John Bel Edwards and his executive staff to appear before the committee.

House Speaker Clay Schexnayder released the following statement:

“The Special Committee to inquire into the Circumstances and Investigation of the Death of Ronald Greene was created to search for the truth. That search for truth has continually led us to serious questions that can only be answered by Governor John Bel Edwards and his executive staff.

A request to appear before the Special Committee on Thursday, June 16, has been issued to Gov. John Bel Edwards; Matthew Block, Executive Counsel to Governor Edwards; and Tina Vanichchagorn, Special Counsel to Governor Edwards. This committee will do its job and see this through no matter where the evidence leads.”

The committee has requested the governor to appear on June 16. The governor’s executive counsel says Gov. Edwards and his counsel will appear before the committee as requested later this month.

“We are confident that this testimony will demonstrate that neither the Governor nor anyone on his staff had any role in any attempt to cover up the facts related to Mr. Greene’s death,” Executive Counsel Matthew Block wrote to Chairman Tanner Magee.