No bias found in police work, not all allegations substantiated
Following an internal investigation of their off-duty online gaming behavior, the Vermont State Police Friday, March 31 announced the resignation of two troopers assigned to the Westminster Barracks.
The voluntary resignations of Nathan Greco and Nathan Jensen were effective Friday, March 31. The Vermont State Police began investigating the troopers’ conduct in early February after VSP and Department of Public Safety leadership received complaints that the troopers had used inappropriate and racist comments as they played an online game while off duty. The comprehensive investigation was unable to substantiate every allegation raised against the troopers, but the information that was corroborated represented a serious violation of the Vermont State Police Code of Conduct.
Also during the course of VSP’s investigation, no evidence was uncovered indicating the troopers displayed bias in their policework. Greco and Jensen took full responsibility and expressed profound regret for their off-duty actions. They also acknowledged the damage their conduct has had on the Vermont State Police, and they apologized for their behavior to the people of Vermont, their colleagues, and Department of Public Safety and VSP leadership.
Jensen was hired in July 2018 and assigned to Westminster upon graduation from the Vermont Police Academy in January 2019. Greco was hired in October 2021 and assigned to Westminster upon graduation from the academy in March 2022.
This matter is now considered closed, and no other members have been found to have violated VSP’s Code of Conduct.
On Wednesday, the State Police Advisory Commission was consulted and concurs with the determination by Commissioner of Public Safety Jennifer Morrison that misconduct had occurred warranting discipline up to and including termination. SPAC has authorized the release of this information. The Vermont State Police is fulfilling its obligations under Act 56 and has reported all applicable violations to the Vermont Criminal Justice Council.
Due to confidentiality requirements surrounding personnel matters and internal investigations, no further information is available.
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