felony perjury and oppression charges


Bertram PD Chief calls indictment 'witch hunt'; Embattled JJ Wilson faces felony perjury, oppression charges

Chief James Jay (“JJ”) Wilson faces several indictment charges of official oppression, aggravated perjury and misuse of official information, according to court documents.

By Connie Swinney

Staff Writer

The Highlander

An embattled police chief has called a string of indictments, including perjury and official oppression charges, a “witch hunt” he believes stemmed from a dispute with a district attorney's office chief investigator who is a former Houston Police Department co-worker.

“This goes back many years. The (33rd/424th Judicial District) chief investigator and I worked together in the 1980s,” said Bertram Police Chief James Jay (“JJ”) Wilson said in a phone interview Oct. 4. “We worked at the Houston Police Department back then. He and I don't see things eye to eye.

“I think he's taking a personal vendetta against me,” he added. “(Prior to the indictment) I've made some comments. I've been vocal about it, and it has put a target on my back.”

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