Suffolk Ex-Cop Facing More Charges of Stealing from Hispanics

An ex-Suffolk County police sergeant accused of stealing from six Hispanic drivers during traffic stops since 2010 has been indicted on 60 more charges after 20 more victims came forward in the case, authorities said.

Scott Greene pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the new counts at First District Court in Central Islip.

The 50-year-old Shirley man allegedly targeted Hispanic drivers with out-of-state license plates, pulled them over and told them he was searching their vehicles for contraband when he stole their cash, prosecutors have said.

He was initially arrested following an undercover sting in January, a month after the county reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve a probe into complaints that the police department discriminated against Hispanics.

Two months after his initial arrest, he was indicted on upgraded charges of larceny as a hate crime because he allegedly targeted Hispanics.

Greene, a 25-year veteran who made more than $177,000 last year, records show, was suspended without pay and later retired following his arrest.

Judge Fernando Camacho released Greene without bail.