April 25, 2003 – The Police Department has recruited a local assistant attorney general to serve as legal counsel to the Police commissioner and staff on matters including criminal and labor law.
Acting Police Commissioner Elton Lewis announced on Thursday that Daniel Matarangas-King, who has more than 12 years of experience in various government agencies and departments, including more than four years at the V.I. Justice Department, will fill the new position.
Lewis said Matarangas-King will assisting in the areas of employment law, policy review and development, and proposing of local ordinances and amendments. He also will aid in developing approaches to investigationand in search and seizure issues and training, will serve as liaison to the District and Territorial Courts, the U.S. Attorney's Office and the V.I. Attorney General's Office.
Also, Lewis said, Matarangas-King will be responsible for drafting and reviewing Police contracts and will assist officers in litigation arising from their official actions.
The department "has statutory mandates to uphold," Lewis said, "and the need has been fulfilled by bringing Matarangas-King on board."
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