2010-02-05 / Top Stories

Former Cop Sentenced For Giving Info To Druggies

By Howard Schwach

In this 2003 Wave file photo, Police Officer Roosevelt Green, seated at left, took part in a major drug bust in Far Rockaway. In this 2003 Wave file photo, Police Officer Roosevelt Green, seated at left, took part in a major drug bust in Far Rockaway. A former NYPD sergeant, who was once a drug-busting cop in the 101 Precinct, was sentenced to six months in prison this week for selling out to Long Island crack dealers for a pair of sneakers and a warm-up suit.

Roosevelt Green, who served in the 101 Precinct in 2003, was sentenced for helping the Nassau County drug dealers by checking license plates on undercover vehicles, alerting the dealers that they were being watched by other cops.

At the time, Green was assigned as a sergeant to the 62 Precinct in Brooklyn.

Court papers say that Green gave the registration information to Frank (Big Banana) Wilson.

The sergeant was later caught on wiretaps giving the drug dealer a shopping list of items he wanted in return for his help.

“I’m gonna need a nice warm-up suit and a pair of white tops,” he said.

Green, 47, resigned from the NYPD before he could be fired.

His defense counsel said that he is “remorseful” for his “idiotic behavior.”

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