Angelo Hill, who pleaded guilty earlier this month to charges from the Roberto Tapia drug case, is no longer associated with the Virgin Islands Police Department, Police Commissioner Rodney F. Querrard Sr. said in a press release Friday.
“As far as the Virgin Islands Police Department is concerned, this chapter is closed,” the commissioner said. “The Department of Justice has done its due diligence in this matter. At this time I urge all law enforcement personnel to consider these recent events a cautionary tale which clearly shows the consequences of unlawful behavior.”
Querrard said Hill retired from the department following his arrest and had completed the process before entering his guilty plea to charges.
"He has done everything needed to complete that process and, as a result, is no longer associated with the Virgin Islands Police Department,” Querrard said.
Querrard expressed appreciation to current members of the department. “I want to thank our men and women in blue who continue to work tirelessly to protect this community, as well as our support staff who are vital to our organization, for upholding the standard of excellence that we endeavor to maintain,” he said.
Hill, who until recently was a sergeant in the VIPD, pleaded guilty Monday in the Tapia drug trafficking case. According to police reports, Hill was alleged to be a ringleader in the drug trafficking scheme.
Hill could face a minimum of 10 years to a maximum of life in prison and a fine of as much as $10 million. His sentencing is scheduled for April 17.