WARNER ROBINS — A Warner Robins police officer has filed a harassment complaint with the city, as well as an age and race discrimination complaint with a federal agency.
Julius Wilcox, a 19-year veteran of the Warner Robins police force, filed the harassment complaint with the city’s Department of Human Resources director. The complaint involved high-ranking members of the city’s police department, including Chief Brett Evans, said City Attorney Jim Elliott.
Elliott declined to elaborate on the nature or the facts of the complaint, citing the current investigation into the complaint being handled by attorney Jennifer Keaton of Atlanta-based One Mediation.
Elliott said a third-party was chosen to avoid any potential conflict of interest, or the appearance of a conflict of interest, in much the same way the sheriff’s office or the state patrol would be called upon to investigate an accident involving a city police car.
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On the age and race discrimination complaint, the city has received notice from the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission that Wilcox filed the complaint but the city has not received a copy of the actual complaint, Elliott said.
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