City of Bertram

Fri
14
Dec

City of Bertram, Wilson reach separation agreement, former chief to reimburse city $1,000 deductible for wrecked cruiser

By Richard Zowie
Staff Writer

Embattled former City of Bertram police chief J.J. Wilson has agreed to reimburse the city for a $1,000 deductible to acquire a new police cruiser that he's been charged with crashing in October.

Wilson and the city also reached a separation agreement, officially ending his employment with the northeastern Burnet County town's police department and stating other conditions by which he's expected to abide.

As per the separation agreement, Wilson has agreed to accept a separation designation of general discharge. This is one step below an honorable discharge.

Wilson had been on unpaid leave, following Oct. 2 grand jury indictments for felony perjury and misdemeanor official oppression charges (for which he was released from the Burnet County Jail on a $1,500 surety bond).

Wed
12
Dec

Bertram, PD chief agree to part ways

By Richard Zowie

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Embattled former City of Bertram police chief J.J. Wilson has agreed to reimburse the city for a $1,000 deductible to acquire a new police cruiser that he's been charged with crashing in October.

Wilson and the city also reached a separation agreement, officially ending his employment with the northeastern Burnet County town's police department and stating other conditions by which he's expected to abide.

As per the separation agreement, Wilson has agreed to accept a separation designation of general discharge. This is one step below an honorable discharge.

Wilson had been on unpaid leave, following Oct. 2 grand jury indictments for felony perjury and misemeanor official oppression charges (for which he was released from the Burnet County Jail on a $1,500 surety bond).

Thu
06
Dec

Grand jury indicts Wilson on new charges

By Richard Zowie

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

The 33rd/424th Judicial District grand jury has handed down another indictment for suspended Bertram Police Chief James Jay (“JJ”) Wilson.

Wilson was booked into the Burnet County Jail Nov. 27 on an indictment charge of abuse of official capacity. The charge stemmed from an Oct. 24 crash on Ranch to Market Road 1431 East in Burnet County. According to DPS documents, Wilson was driving while intoxicated during the collision in a Bertram patrol vehicle.

The latest charge comes on the heels of previous grand jury indictments against Wilson on Oct. 2 which included felony perjury and misdemeanor official oppression. The embattled chief defended his actions and referred to the previous indictments as a “witch hunt” against him by the 33rd/424th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

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