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Ex-deputy constable awarded $550K in harassment case - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

December 22, 2014

Ex-deputy constable awarded $550K in harassment case

Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 12:30 am

GALVESTON — A former deputy constable was sexually harassed by his former boss, and will receive more than $550,000 in back pay and damages from the county, a Galveston jury decided Friday.

After deliberating for about five hours, the jury of seven men and five women issued a unanimous verdict that determined Galveston County was not legally excused from responsibility for the alleged lewd behavior of former Precinct 7 Constable Pam Matranga, who was accused of forcing her breasts against James Gist and making bawdy propositions to the former deputy constable, among other things.

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