Vermont State Police troopers resign following investigation

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WATERBURY — Two Vermont State Police troopers have resigned after an internal investigation found they used inappropriate and racist comments while playing an online game while off duty.

The resignations of Nathan Greco and Nathan Jensen were effective Friday, March 31, according to a statement released by the Vermont State Police.

The department began investigating the troopers’ conduct in early February after receiving complaints.

While the investigation was unable to substantiate every allegation raised against the troopers, it found that their off-duty behavior represented a serious violation of the Vermont State Police Code of Conduct.

The Vermont State Police did not find evidence indicating the troopers displayed bias in their policework.

Jensen was hired in July 2018, and Greco was hired in October 2021.

Both troopers took full responsibility and expressed profound regret for their actions. They also apologized for their behavior to the people of Vermont, their colleagues, and Department of Public Safety and Vermont State Police leadership.

The State Police Advisory Commission was consulted and agreed with the determination by Commissioner of Public Safety Jennifer Morrison that misconduct had occurred warranting discipline up to and including termination.

The Vermont State Police has fulfilled its obligations under Act 56 and reported all applicable violations to the Vermont Criminal Justice Council.

This matter is now considered closed, and no other members have been found to have violated VSP’s Code of Conduct.

Due to confidentiality requirements surrounding personnel matters and internal investigations, no further information is available.

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