Bradley J. Sterling
West Allis Detective Bradley Sterling pled guilty for a misdemeanor in connection with lying to investigators concerning an inappropriate sexually suggestive conversation with a woman.
By H. Nelson Goodson
May 24, 2013
Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, West Allis Police Detective Bradley J. Sterling, 42, of Franklin pled guilty to one misdemeanor count for resisting and obstructing an officer. Sterling was sentenced to 5 months straight time in the House of Corrections, but the sentence was stayed to 12 months probation and 60 hours of community service in a domestic violence organization. He would also have to get a mental health evaluation and must take all medication as condition of probation, according to court records.
The reduced charge resulted from last January's arrest of Sterling after a woman accused him of sexual assault. Bradley was facing charges for sexual assault and misconduct, including 9 months in jail.
The Milwaukee County District Attorney's office charged Sterling with a lesser charged after he contradicted himself and made a repeated statement that he never made suggestive sexual comments to a woman. Recorded conversations between Sterling and the woman contradicted his statements.
Bradley has been stripped of police powers and placed in paid administrative leave. The West Allis Police Department hasn't confirmed, if Sterling will continue to get paid while on probation or will he be put back on the force after he completes his 12 month probation period.
Bradley apparently stopped and search the woman in January 9th near the 7100 block of W. Burnham. He found the woman attractive and told her that he wanted to have sex with her. Bradley asked the woman, if she wanted to have sex with him and use cocaine. Bradley then groped the woman's privates while searching her, according to the initial preliminary investigation.