HOUSTON – Harris County Precinct One Constable Alan Rosen did not hold back in labeling deceased Harris County Precinct One Sergeant Robert Johnson.
“There is a lot of people that spoke very highly of them as a police officer and it was pretty apparent that everybody around this guy had no idea that he was a pedophile,” Rosen said.
Rosen said he hired Johnson in 2013 after a rough ending at another agency.
“Johnson was terminated from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office before he joined us,” Rosen said.
KPRC 2 reported at the time that Johnson was fired for having consensual sex in his patrol car with a married teacher.
“I’m a second-chance guy,” Rosen said.
Johnson was hired six months after the firing.
“There was no indications of any problems in his background until now,” Rosen said.
However, big problems behind the scenes in recent months.
Brazoria County court records KRPC 2 Investigates obtained paint a disturbing picture. Investigators detailing how Johnson and two women he had relationships with - Chonda Williams and Christina McKay - abused a child.
“All of us in law enforcement are deeply saddened and feel betrayed,” Rosen said.
He said he views his 2013 hiring of Johnson as coming down to a difference of morality versus criminality.
However, when I asked if it will change his perspective on hiring officers fired from other agencies moving forward, Rosen said he is still open to it.
“I would have to look at that on an individual basis,” he said.