Officer accused of sex with teens on Brady listPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has confirmed former Police Officer Christopher J. Wilson was on the Law Enforcement Integrity Database, or Brady list.
A spokesperson from the county attorney’s office says the list keeps track of officers who have had issues related to honesty, integrity or credibility on the job. It does not necessarily mean that Wilson had disciplinary infractions.
Wilson’s personnel file has not yet been made public.
Wilson resigned Tuesday night after Phoenix Police arrested him on charges of sexual misconduct with two teenage boys, ages 17 and 14.
Police learned of the incident after the 14-year-old told his parents, and they called police.
Wilson worked as a liaison to the LGBT community with the Phoenix Police Citizen Advisory Board.
Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia held a meeting yesterday with the board and various representatives from the gay community.
Police and the board confirm Wilson’s liaison role will be filled by another Phoenix Police officer.
Patrick Kelley, a member of the board who worked closely with Wilson, says he is unsure how to prevent this from happening again.
“That’s a really good question. You can’t. That’s the sad part of all of this. There’s no way to stop this,” said Kelley.
Kelley said Wilson was openly gay, though intensely private about his personal life, and was shocked to learn of the allegations.
“Chris was a very private man. He did not share much about his private life,” said Kelley, “I would ask him, Chris, are you dating anyone? Are you seeing anyone? His response was always no.”
A City of Phoenix spokesperson says Wilson’s personnel file may be available as early as Friday.