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Posted at 3:51 PM ET, 03/ 7/2011

D.C. officer charged in burglary sting

By Paul Duggan
Paul Duggan


A D.C. police officer was arrested Saturday for allegedly taking part in a burglary that, unbeknownst to her, was part of a sting operation, authorities said.

Officer Jennifer Green, who joined the force two years ago and was assigned to the department's Fourth District station, was arrested about 9 p.m. in the 5500 block of Colorado Avenue NW, police said. They said Green was "the target of a confidential criminal investigation" by the police internal affairs unit.

"Officer Green was an active participant in what she believed to be a burglary of a private residence," the department said Monday in a news release. "Following the successful conclusion of the operation, Officer Green was placed under arrest and charged with burglary and receiving stolen property."

Further details of the operation were not immediately available.


By Paul Duggan  | March 7, 2011; 3:51 PM ET
Categories:  Internal Affairs, Paul Duggan, The District  
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Posted by: tokenwhitemale | March 7, 2011 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Any case(s) that she's involved in should be thrown out of court because of this arrest.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | March 7, 2011 4:50 PM | Report abuse

You don't normally run a sting operation against an active police officer unless you have some knowledge that the officer is prone to participate in an illegal operation.

Posted by: Jimof1913 | March 7, 2011 5:02 PM | Report abuse

I hate dc. The cops are disgusting.

Posted by: FiatBooks | March 7, 2011 5:32 PM | Report abuse

According to the news media, the woman has been on the force for 5 years, not 2 years. The Fourth District was known to have corrupt cops back in the 90's. Who can you trust these days? Many of our politicians are corrupt along with law enforcement officers.

Posted by: DaddyGraceFishSandwich | March 7, 2011 6:10 PM | Report abuse

DCPD....on the take.

Like I keep saying, all articles and pieces about the DC Government should be in the 'Crime Scene' blog.

Posted by: NyallsStJohnSmytheIV | March 7, 2011 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Marion Barry's old hiring practices would be proud today. Sure this isn't the Dirty Dozen but job well done nonetheless.

Posted by: dtysko | March 7, 2011 7:24 PM | Report abuse

When you have a Police Chief that blatantly violates court orders and arbitration rulings and Assistant Chiefs (a total of 8 now) that are involved in so much negative behavior with absolutely no consequences this story is sadly no surprise. Taxpayers are currently footing the legal bill for a former chief and current assistant chief that have clearly violated the rights of citizens and then lied and destroyed evidence to cover it up. Are the citizens going to pay for this officer's defense also since we are already paying for two people that have been proven guilty? Or, do we only waste money after they have obtained a certain rank? Anyway, now that the mayor, council chair and council members have been exposed as not caring about law and order things are only going to get worse.

Posted by: Taxpayer26 | March 7, 2011 8:09 PM | Report abuse

IMO, DC police are a lot better than they used to be. And a whole lot better than the pols. Ms. Green, if guilty, is probably the exception to the trend. Still, I'd put MPDC up against PG police any day.

Posted by: gbooksdc | March 7, 2011 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Now Announcing! Crayola has just released a limited edition box of 6 crayons that represent shame: Green, Brown, Brown, Gray, Orange...and a new color called "Sessoms."

Back during the 90's a 4th District Puerto Rican police officer was arrested for allegedly running one of the biggest drug rings between DC and Philadelphia. The Fourth District was know for corruption back in the late 80's and early 90's. Many citizens have a mistrust of police officers. Hearing stories like this is disappointing and law enforcement loses community trust. As a DC resident, I don't want corrupt police officers serving the public. Law enforcement have enough problems with a lack of trust from citizens in minority neighborhoods. If Officer Jennifer Green is found guilty, she should serve time in prison and she should be fired from the Metropolitan Police Department.

Posted by: mmatthews1 | March 7, 2011 11:13 PM | Report abuse

This looks like a set up to me.
Something is defiantly wrong here with this story.

Posted by: ASHBUCKET | March 8, 2011 1:26 AM | Report abuse

Another affirmative action queen strikes again!

Posted by: priveye | March 8, 2011 4:36 AM | Report abuse

I don't agreed with them trying to buy stolen electronics, However, I don't think this is a big deal. Even I have been tempted to buy electronics on the streets, I have hesitated to buy them not because they're stolen, but because I don't trust they're authentic. Bottomline, there's gotta be something else behind this so called " STING" Operation, all officers involved are spanish. Hmmmm, funny. Why is internal affairs setting up minority officers to buy stolen electronics? e. B.S Cathy, I'm not convinced how you're answering questions from the press conference. Get to work on more serious corruption instead of tricking officers to buy tempting properties like electronics. I'm sure 99.9% of US population will buy an Ipad for $ 150 regardless of where it came from. Why not set them up into more serious and significant violations?

Posted by: bsexyari | March 8, 2011 11:42 PM | Report abuse

I don't agreed with them trying to buy stolen electronics, However, I don't think this is a big deal. Even I have been tempted to buy electronics on the streets, I have hesitated to buy them not because they're stolen, but because I don't trust they're authentic. Bottomline, there's gotta be something else behind this so called " STING" Operation, all officers involved are spanish. Hmmmm, funny. Why is internal affairs setting up minority officers to buy stolen electronics? e. B.S Cathy, I'm not convinced how you're answering questions from the press conference. Get to work on more serious corruption instead of tricking officers to buy tempting properties like electronics. I'm sure 99.9% of US population will buy an Ipad for $ 150 regardless of where it came from. Why not set them up into more serious and significant violations?

Posted by: bsexyari | March 8, 2011 11:42 PM | Report abuse

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