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Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 04/26/2011

D.C. police officer pleads guilty to attempted burglary

A five-year veteran with the D.C. police department plead guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of attempted second-degree burglary.

As part of entering the plea in D.C. Superior Court, Jennifer N. Green, 28, also agreed to resign from the department.

Green was arrested in March as part of a sting operation by the department’s internal affairs unit.

According to court documents filed by police, the unit hatched the operation using an informant with a pending assault case. Green and the informant met at the Macombo Lounge in the District on March 4 and discussed an apartment that contained a large amount of money and drugs, the documents say.

Green told the informant she had no use for the drugs but could use the money, according to the documents.

The following day, the informant called Green and asked whether she “was still trying to do that” with him later. Green, the documents say, then said, “Yeah, man, you got what you need to do that?”

Green then asked for the address of the apartment, police say in the documents. A few hours later, the informant arrived at Green’s apartment.

Green, who was off duty, went outside and then went back for her police-issued radio, the documents say. Inside the informant’s vehicle, Green used the radio to monitor police chatter from the 4th District, where she wasassigned.

Green then gave the informant directions to the apartment and the two parked at a Safeway in the area, according to the documents.

The informant pulled a crowbar out of the back seat and stuffed it into his right sleeve, the papers say. The informant went inside the apartment on Quincy Street and returned with $1,050 that had been marked by internal affairs officers and a plastic bag containing white soap pieces that were packaged to resemble crack cocaine, the papers say.

According to the documents, Green ordered the defendant to drive away as she counted the money. She told the informant the total was “G 50” and said she would take $600, the papers say.

The informant drove back to Green’s apartment at about 9 p.m., and Green was arrested outside.

Green is scheduled to be sentenced on July 6 by Judge Robert E. Morin. She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

In an separate sting operation coordinated by the FBI and internal affairs, three of Green’s fellow officers, Guillermo Ortiz, Silvestre Bonilla and Dioni Fernandez, also of the 4th District, were also arrested last month and charged with attempted receipt of stolen property which included stolen iPads, iPhones and flat-screen TVs. Hearings for the three officers are scheduled in D.C. Superior Court next month.

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Categories:  The District, Keith L. Alexander, From the Courthouse

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