Two state troopers are on paid leave, the reason(s) unstated by the Vermont Dept. of Public Safety due to “confidentiality requirements,” a DPS spokesperson said today.
However, media reports have linked the ‘relief from duty’ of state troopers Nathan Jensen and Nathan Greco to alleged racist, sexist comments made during an off-duty party. Without naming the troopers, the incident was reported by Dept. of Public Safety Commissioner Jen Morrison February 9: “At 10:06 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, Vermont State Sen. Nader Hashim received an email from a third party who provided information from an anonymous source that a group of unnamed Vermont State Police troopers had used racist, misogynistic and otherwise offensive language while playing an online game when they were off duty.”
When asked by VDC for the names of the two state troopers suspended by Morrison following her investigation of the incident described above, DPS spokesperson Adam Silverman responded this morning:
“I can confirm that Commissioner Morrison placed two troopers from the Westminster Barracks on paid relief-from-duty status effective Feb. 15. They are Troopers Nathan Jensen and Nathan Greco. The Department of Public Safety, due to strict confidentiality requirements regarding matters of this nature, is unable to provide further information, including the reason for the leave.” – Editor
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