Chief Denies that McBride Affair Continued
MILWAUKEE - For the second time in two months, former Waukesha County District Attorney Paul Bucher has filed for divorce from his wife, Jessica McBride.
McBride, 39, a UW-Milwaukee teacher and newspaper columnist had an affair with Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn earlier this year.
Bucher says he has evidence that the affair between his wife and Chief Flynn has continued. He says he called the Chief to confront him. "He was somewhat taken aback. I asked him if he thought having sexual contact and intercourse with my wife in September on the 14th was conducive to trying to solve my marriage problems and his marriage problems. He indicated it was not," Bucher said.
Bucher has now called for Chief Flynn to resign, "because he is a public official, I believe he needs to be held accountable."
"He has crushed our family," Bucher added.
Thursday afternoon, Milwaukee's Police Chief vehemently denied Bucher's accusations. The chief released a statement in which he says, "I regret that Mr. Bucher genuinely believes that I continued an extra-marital affair with his wife. I did not."
Chief Flynn continues, "I cannot deny that she and I have communicated and that we met once. Since my statement in June, there has not been, nor is there, an ongoing affair."
The chief says he does not want to be drawn further into a public discussion about a pending divorce proceeding.
Bucher, 54, filed for divorce Wednesday morning and is seeking joint custody and primary placement of his and McBride's 4-year-old daughter. He had previously filed for divorce in September, but rescinded several days later.
McBride and Flynn carried on an affair earlier in 2009 shortly after McBride had written an article for Milwaukee Magazine about the chief. McBride has claimed that the affair did not begin until after she had completed her article.
Bucher said he decided to file for divorce again after learning that Flynn attempted to contact McBride in September.