BREAKING: Outgoing State Attorney Angela Corey has been appointed general counsel to the Clay County Sheriff's Office by Sheriff-elect Darryl Daniels.
The announcement that Corey, who has long been well-liked in Clay County, particularly within the CCSO, even as she was the contentious center of scandal after scandal elsewhere, was sent to media outlets via press release this afternoon. The release states in part, "Corey will train the staff on a variety of issues such as constitutional law as well as proper execution of legal search warrants, arrest warrants and probable cause."
In the release, Daniels is quoted as saying, "Ms. Corey is the subject matter expert when it comes to the application of the law and conveying that to law enforcement. I do not want innocent people treated like criminals and have their freedoms removed by someone misapplying the law. I have hired the most tenured person with the expertise to provide knowledge and training to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office."
The appointed position is to begin when incoming State Attorney Melissa Nelson, who bested Corey in the Aug. 30 primary, assumes office next month and will conclude at the end of April according to the release.
Folio Weekly has reached out to Daniels and will update this post with his response.