Audio interviews: Nude photos, racist texts led to Brown County game warden's firing
BROWNWOOD, Texas - Audio interviews released Tuesday reveal a pattern of sending nude photos and racist text messages led to the firing of a former Brown County game warden.
In November KTXS obtained an internal affairs investigation conducted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department into David Bosecker.
Bosecker was fired in July after spending nine years as the game warden stationed in Brownwood. An administrative investigation led by Assistant Commander Michael Durand found Bosecker over the course of two years sent messages offensive to women and African Americans.
The audio files were made available to KTXS on Tuesday using the Texas Public Information Act. A lawyer representing Bosecker hasn't responded to requests for comments.
"Can you describe some of the images?" Durand asked Bosecker in an interview held in May.
"I can only imagine," Bosecker said with a heavy sigh.
"Is there anything in there that could be construed as being racial or racist?" Durand said.
"I'm sure there is, I have no doubt," Bosecker said.
Investigators spent nearly two months looking into the allegations filed against Bosecker.
"If somebody of a different ethnicity saw these images, do you think they would be offended?" Durand said.
"They could be. If it was sent out in public, it could be offensive," Bosecker replied.
The report showed Bosecker sent more than a hundred obscene messages. Most of the images were too graphic to publish, but in some he's mocking blacks raised by single mothers and compared President Obama to a chimpanzee. He also sent a text describing Hispanics using a derogatory term.
A Brownwood citizen who received the messages submitted a complaint against Bosecker.
"How did you start receiving these images?" Durand said.
"It was just out of the blue man. I thought, why would a guy of his stature send me this stuff, if that makes sense," the victim said.
While Bosecker apologized for the images, he told the investigator they were sent from his private cell phone.
Nevertheless, the TPWD fired him for violating their orders of conduct, integrity, and private life. The agency concluded that the images affected Bosecker's "credibility as an officer to be fair and impartial to all others."