Ex-Bertram chief pleads guilty, surrenders license

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In October 2018 former Bertram police chief James J. (JJ) Wilson crashed his police vehicle on FM 1431 East of Marble Falls while off duty. Department of Public Safety troopers charged him with driving while intoxicated. He was subsequently indicted on an abuse of official capacity charge for consuming alcohol and damaging the city vehicle.





Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

A former Bertram police chief has pled guilty to oppression and abuse, surrendered his peace officer's license, received an eight-day jail sentence, and exhibited “remorse” which influencing his judge-ordered penalty, officials said.

James J. (JJ) Wilson will face four days in jail on each of two counts of official oppression and five years probation on one count of abuse of official capacity, according to a release by the 33rd/424th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

As part of the plea on June 6, Wilson must permanently surrender his peace officer license, pay a $500 fine and $50 restitution to the subject of the charge. . . .

Find the rest of this story in the Friday, June 21issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or news tip, email connie@highlandernews.com. To subscribe, call 830-693-4367.

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