Miami's city manager on Monday announced he has appointed former FBI special agent in charge Paul R. Philip to serve as "advisor" on police and public safety matters.
The moves comes as City Manager Tony E. Crapp Jr. is weighing whether to keep embattled Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito, who has become embroiled in public feuds with the mayor, a commissioner and the state attorney.
According to a press release: "With Philip on board, the city manager hopes to enhance current and future police services to the City's neighborhoods and residents."
Philip served as the FBI's special agent in charge of the Miami field office in the mid 1990s. He was also a special assistant on public corruption matters under former Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas.
"I am excited to have Paul Philip as a member of my management team. He is an expert in law enforcement with experience that spans four decades, says Crapp.
"I know that we have very dedicated and hard working officers in the Miami Police Department, and I firmly believe that Paul's experience and expertise will prove to be beneficial to the department and the administration."