Brett Parsons, whom the Washington Post has called “one of the nation’s most revered gay cops,” was arrested in February for attempting to have sex with a boy in Florida. He has since been released to return to Maryland for a trial by Zoom.
On Thursday, a very long personal interest piece in the Washington Post excused Parson’s crimes, lauded his career and interviewed those friendly to his legacy.
Parsons worked as a police officer for 30 years and was the head of the “LGBTQ Liaison Unit,” according to Fox News.
Indeed, according to the Post, Parsons “built [the] award-winning liaison unit.”
In a 2005 article titled “The Stewards of Gay Washington,” the Post reported dispatchers informing Parsons of homosexual domestic abuse calls with the words, “Brett, we got one of yours.”
Parson’s homosexual liaison unit’s website reports that its “primary focus is to gain the trust of the community and seek out information that leads to the closure of hate crime and violent crime within the LGBT community.”
Beyond the unit he created, Parsons was a homosexual celebrity. According to the Washington Post, he was a regular in pride parades, was hired to teach at the FBI academy, appeared in gay clubs in uniform, and was known to Washington’s homosexual activists.
In February, Florida police arrested the Parsons for having oral sex—and attempting to go farther—with a 16-year-old who identified himself as a “boy,” according to the Post.
Parsons repeatedly attempted to leverage his fame during his arrest, it noted.
Florida police informed him, “With all due—we know who you are, sir.”
The police also told him, “Your credentials don’t matter. … It’s nothing to do with how this is being handled,” according to the Post.
Parsons was released on bail to his parent’s house in Florida a week after his arrest.
According to the Post, a judge has granted Parsons permission to leave the state and be tried at home over Zoom.