(Long Island, NY) According to the District Attorney’s office, a Suffolk County police officer has been arrested on charges of official misconduct and petty larceny.
“We believe this officer, Sgt. Scott A. Greene, has been targeting Hispanic motorists and stealing cash from them during traffic stops,” District Attorney Spota said. “We set up a sting to catch him in the act and that’s exactly what happened last night.”
According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, a Suffolk County Police Officer has been arrested on charges of official misconduct and petty larceny. Photo credit: NewsLI.com file photo by Christoper Tozzi.
A press conference will be held today in Hauppauge, where the District Attorney will show a video excerpt of the officer searching the vehicle and taking cash from an envelope in the vehicle.
Greene, of Shirley, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in district court today to charges of petty larceny and official misconduct. Judge Paul Hensley released the defendant on his own recognizance.
The DA said the police officer was arrested in Coram last night by detectives assigned to the SCDA Government Corruption Bureau.