An NYPD police officer, who was charged internally with promoting prostitution and subsequently fired, filed a $30 million lawsuit Tuesday against the detective who posed as a hooker to take him down.
Monty Green, 31, was the subject of an Internal Affairs probe that started in 2009. He was secretly recorded by an undercover detective with the moniker “Candy” asking her if she was “looking for a daddy.”
Green said the statement was merely a flirtation. The suit, filed in Brooklyn federal court, claims the Internal Affairs Bureau (IAB) did not uncover any evidence that he was pimp and that the case they built was based solely upon “street banter.”
“I am not a pimp,” he told the Daily News. “I don’t solicit anyone for sex or pay anyone for sex.”
Green was fired in December of 2012 by Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, after a department trial. He was never formally charged with any crime.
Candy, identified in the suit as Undercover 5024, allegedly belonged to a team of female undercover detectives known as “Charlies Angels” because of IAB Chief Charles Campisi, who is also named in the suit.
"He found her attractive and only wanted to have sex with her," said Green's lawyer, Eric Sanders. "He did not solicit Candy for sexual favors in exchange for monies."
Green said as an active police officer he made more than 300 arrests in Brownsville’s 73rd Precinct.
“The Police Department is demonizing me,” he said.
The suit alleges that detectives who tailed Green to a sleazy downtown Brooklyn bar named Rockwell’s Bar and Lounge drank alcohol and touched nude dancers there "for their own sexual gratification.”
Green’s name initially came up on a wiretap in July of 2009. When a man named Jason “China” Marshalleck was questioned by prosecutors, he implicated Green in prostitution. He claimed Green “ran a girl named Jasmine” in Brooklyn and that he eventually dumped her for cocaine use.