Frisco police say a detective resigned over his alleged sexual conduct with witnesses and victims in cases he was investigating.
Police say they learned of Scott Greer's inappropriate behavior in early May from Texas Rangers while investigating a murder.
Greer, 42, resigned May 5 at the rank of detective after nearly seven years on the force. His abrupt departure came just four days after his department got a call from the Rangers about nude photos between Greer and Nicole Leger.
Greer had been investigating Leger's claims of being raped. She was later murdered, allegedly by her former fiancé.
Frisco police immediately launched an investigation, combing through 170 of Greer's cases from July 2011 until August 2013. They say there were a handful of instances where Greer had inappropriate communication with a victim or witness, and in three of those cases, sexual relationships.
“It's synonymous with the educator, student,” said defense attorney Pete Schulte, who isn’t involved in any of Greer's cases. “It may be two consenting adults, but the educator, just by their position, is going to exert some power over the student. It's the same thing with a police officer.”
The allegations were made public after Greer was called to testify in the capital murder trial of Jackie Scott Garrett, who was accused of murdering his toddler son in 2011.
The defense called Greer to the stand, asking pointed questions about his interactions with people involved in his investigations.
“Instead of looking at the facts of the case, which is what we want juries to do, they are going to be wondering, what was the motivation by the detective behind the case? Versus, what are the true facts?”
FOX 4 knocked on Greer's door. Initially, there was no answer, but as we were about to leave, he came outside and said, “No comment.”
Asked if he'd sought legal counsel, he said, “No, I don't need it.”
Greer isn't facing any charges.
“At this time, we've been provided no information that led us to any type of criminal allegations,” said Lt. Jason Jenkins with the Frisco Police Department.
Police say Greer's interactions and relationships all appear to have been between two consenting adults, so while it may be against the department’s code of conduct, it's not against the law.
Although, Schulte points out that if any women from Greer's cases come forward and say that he made unwanted advances toward them, then that could be considered official oppression or harassment, which would be a chargeable offense.
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