Former Greenfield police officer sent raunchy photos, texts to female suspect
GREENFIELD- A woman says a former Greenfield police officer sent her inappropriate pictures and text messages begging her for sex. The woman was a suspect in a jewelry theft.
Officer David Young resigned from the Greenfield Police Department two months ago, before fellow officers could file charges with the city's Fire and Police Commission.
Officer David Young spent six years on the job and he was tasked with investigating a jewelry theft over the summer.
During an interview with a suspect -- a 23-year-old woman-- Young reportedly told her she was beautiful. That was as tame as the conversation got.
The next day, the woman contacted Young, who ended up texting back and forth with her.
The woman sent him a picture, redacted by police.
That's when things got heated. Young wrote back: "The things I would do to you right now. I've been thinking about your body all night at work." and "I need to see your chest...it's driving me crazy thinking about it."
And a host of other messages that are too explicit for TV. The woman received a picture of what appears to be Young's genitals.
The woman contacted officers who suspended Young and launched an investigation.
They also opened the Young's locker at the police station, where they found brass knuckles, an illegal knife, and what they believed was K2, an illegal substance similar to marijuana.
In September, before police could fire Young, he resigned -- two weeks after officers received the tip. No one would comment on camera, but Greenfield Police Chief Brad Wentlandt reiterated:
"The officer involved in this matter clearly engaged in behavior which does not conform to the high level of standards we expect of our personnel."
Police wouldn't say if they're looking into Officer Young's past investigations.
The district attorney's office has not received any referral for criminal charges. The woman involved declined requests for comment.