CBP Updates List of Supervisors Authorized to Allow Employees to Testify in Criminal Proceedings
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has amended its regulations to update the list of supervisors authorized to allow their employees to testify in state or local criminal proceedings in response to a demand of a court, administrative agency or other authority. These supervisors include port directors, special agents in charge within the Office of Internal Affairs, chief patrol agents, directors within the Office of Air and Marine, directors of field laboratories, and any supervisor of such officials. CBP indicates that these changes are necessary to more accurately reflect the current CBP organizational structure. The final rule also makes non-substantive editorial and nomenclature changes to reflect the transfer of the legacy of the U.S. Customs Service of the Department of the Treasury to the Department of Homeland Security and the creation of CBP.