According to a press release, Suffolk County District Attorney, Thomas Spota, announced this afternoon at the district attorney’s Hauppauge office, the arrest of a Suffolk County police officer 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.”
The sting operation used an undercover cop car with video surveillance to catch the officer in the act. The video shows the officer searching the vehicle and taking cash from an envelope inside the vehicle.
According to a Press Release, 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.