A Metropolitan Police officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of attempted second-degree burglary, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District said.
Jennifer Green, 28, pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court and faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine when she is sentenced July 6. As part of the plea agreement, Green is resigning from the police department, where she has worked since September 2005.
Authorities say that on March 4, Green met with a cooperating witness at a nightclub in the District, where they discussed plans to steal money and drugs from an apartment near Georgia Avenue and Quincy Street NW.
The next night, they drove to the apartment building. Green, who was off-duty, brought her police-issued radio with her, which she monitored for police communications. The cooperating witness entered the apartment building with a crowbar, while Green acted as a lookout in the car, listening to her police radio.
The man returned a short while later and said he had broken into the apartment and stolen money and drugs from inside. The man handed money to Green. She counted the money and kept more than half of it as her share of the proceeds of the burglary. Green was arrested that evening.