Suffolk County Police Department Scandal: Racial Profiling and Theft

By Jon Roshan

Scott Greene leaves court in Central Islip after an appearance on March 6, 2014

Scott Greene leaves court in Central Islip after an appearance on March 6, 2014

Police officers are meant to be a symbol of protection and are meant to enforce laws. Sergeant Scott A. Greene, from Suffolk County Police Department, has done exactly the opposite. He supposedly has been targeting Latino drivers and stealing their money. An undercover investigator, who is Latino, was driving past Sgt. Greene and when they both reached a red light the officer looked into the undercover investigators car and proceeded to pull him over when the light turned green. Surveillance videos from the investigators car showed Sergeant Greene taking money out of a envelope and proceeding to put the bill in his sleeve. On Friday January 21, he was in handcuffs as he was in court facing charges of petty larceny, and official misconduct. Sergeant Greene is accused of stealing from at least three Latino drivers and more people are stepping forward and are reporting that he has stolen from them as well. Police are checking to see all of the traffic stops that Greene has made to see if there is a pattern of pulling over Latino drivers. For now, this causes many to wonder who is left to trust if we cannot trust those who are sworn to protect us?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *