Two Vermont authorities troopers are connected paid time off arsenic authorities constabulary officials analyse claims they made racist and misogynistic comments while playing an online crippled erstwhile they were disconnected duty.
The 2 troopers from nan Westminster barracks, identified arsenic Nathan Jensen and Nathan Greco, person been connected paid relief-from-duty position since Feb. 15, a authorities constabulary spokesperson confirmed to Fox News Digital.
Commissioner of nan Vermont Department of Public Safety, Jennifer Morrison, said successful a connection Feb. 9 that authorities constabulary received a study from authorities Sen. Nader Hashim astir nan alleged behavior, which was reported to him by a constituent who was relaying an anonymous complaint.
Morrison said nan first accusation did not see capable item to unfastened an investigation, but aft much accusation was received an investigation was started.
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Virginia troopers Nathan Greco, left, and Nathan Jensen are nether investigation for remarks allegedly made while paying a video crippled erstwhile they were disconnected duty. (Vermont State Police)
"The Vermont State Police and I return each complaints regarding misconduct of authorities troopers, connected work aliases off, pinch nan utmost seriousness," Morrison's connection reads.
She added owed to strict confidentiality requirements surrounding soul investigations, she was incapable to remark immoderate further connected nan circumstantial allegations.
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Vermont officials are investigating reports that off-duty troopers made racist and misogynistic comments while playing an online crippled while disconnected duty.
"Once nan soul investigation is complete, nan authorities constabulary and I will consult nan State Police Advisory Commission connected adjacent steps and supply immoderate accusation we can, successful accordance pinch nan law, to nan public," nan provided connection concluded.
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Jensen was reportedly hired successful July 2018 and Greco successful October 2021.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.