A detective who went to bat for alleged racist cops and their “frat house” culture inside a troubled Brooklyn command — is accused of driving off after drunkenly crashing his automotive on Lengthy Island, The Publish has discovered.
Det. William Greer, 55, was arrested by New York State Police in Hempstead on Sept. 16 on costs of driving whereas intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident, in line with cops and court docket data.
Greer allegedly collided with one other automotive whereas heading eastbound on the Southern State Parkway close to exit 13 round 9:45 p.m. however saved driving, a State Police spokesman mentioned.
Troopers later caught up with Greer three miles away on the intersection of Hempstead Avenue and Morris Avenue in Malvern the place native cops had stopped this automotive, police mentioned.
Greer refused a Breathalyzer and was arrested, cops mentioned. He was given summonses and is due in court docket on April 6, 2022, for arraignment, court docket data present.
Nobody was injured within the crash, State Police mentioned.
He has been suspended with out pay, in line with the NYPD.
His legal professional declined to remark and Greer couldn’t be reached.
“Det. Greer served the town and the borough of Brooklyn very effectively for a lot of, a few years and never solely the town however his fellow detectives as a union consultant,” Detective Endowment Affiliation President Paul DeGiacomo mentioned. “And let’s bear in mind, he’s harmless till confirmed responsible,”
Greer, a union delegate within the 66th Precinct, defended the character of cops in a Brooklyn precinct that was rocked by a civil rights submitting that described the command as a racist “frat home.”
The Equal Employment Alternative Fee Title VII criticism was filed by Michael Moy, a Chinese language American cop with 26 years on the job, who alleged retaliation and racist slurs from the detective squad.
Greer towed the corporate line to defend the cops throughout the trial, Moy’s legal professional, Fred Lichtmacher, instructed The Publish Wednesday.
“They [Greer and others] had been introduced in to say they [the accused cops] had been great employees and my shoppers had been horrible employees, which is ridiculous,” Lichtmacher mentioned.
Greer additionally allegedly contributed to the poisonous tradition and this, Lichtmacher mentioned, was the most recent instance.
“These are dangerous cops interval. This membership needs to be damaged up.”
After the allegations were revealed in 2019, the NYPD transferred out a number of officers.