NYPD sergeant under arrest

Accused of running surveillance for suspected drug dealer
January 18, 2008 2:43:49 PM PST
Eyewitness News has learned a NYPD Sgt. has been arrested and accused of running license plate numbers of undercover DEA surveillance vehicles that were following around a suspected drug dealer.Sgt. Roosevelt Green is accused of running license plates for Frank Wilson, the allged drug dealing leader of the "Wilson Organization," which is accused of providing crack cocaine in Suffolk County for more than a decade.

Sgt. Green is accused of running the plates using the portable terminal in his NYPD patrol car, and was apparently caught on several DEA wire taps talking about it.

In exchange for the information, Sgt. Green reportedly received sneakers, and possibly a warm up suit, from Wilson.

Wilson was charged with drug dealing last May, and Sgt. Green's house was raided. The sneakers and other clothing were found in Sgt. Green's house.

Following the raid, Sgt. Green admitted to DEA agents that he was Wilson's friend, admitted to knowing Wilson was a drug dealer, and admitted Wilson asked him to run license plates. He denied he ran the plates. He later said he could not remember if he ran the license plates. NYPD records show he ran the license plates of the DEA vehicles assigned to follow Wilson.

DEA agents and NYPD internal affairs arrested Sgt. Green at the Wyandanch home this morning. He is charged with unlawful access of computer and false statements.

He faces 10 years in prison if convicted. He has been with the NYPD for about 12 years.