A Wisconsin police chief whose municipality is the subject of complaints in federal court can be seen admitting to the use of racial slurs while on the job, in a video posted to YouTube. In the video, shot last September, Town of Beloit police chief John Wilson can be seen agreeing to allegations, as presented by Milwaukee based civil rights attorney Ann Sulton.
Town administrator Bob Museus says the allegations against Wilson stem from incidents investigated by the town board two years ago. “What’s being brought out is not new information,” says Museus. “It all goes back to that case that was investigated and dealt with in very early 2009.”
Museus says the town board investigated a complaint, filed in late 2008, and reprimanded Wilscon. Five current and former police department employees and one business owner have filed complaints against the town in federal court. In 2009, the police union passed a vote of no confidence against the chief. Since then, many complaints have been filed at the town level and many local investigations have taken place.
WATCH Video: Wilson deposition (NOTE STRONG LANGUAGE)
Beth Wheelock, WCLO