Atlantic County prosecutor resigns amid ethics complaints

Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner resigned on Tuesday after facing multiple lawsuits and ethics complaints.

News 12 Staff

Jul 20, 2021, 8:35 PM

Updated 999 days ago

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Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner resigned on Tuesday after facing multiple lawsuits and ethics complaints.
Gov. Phil Murphy’s office confirmed Tyner’s resignation was effective at 9 a.m. He was the first Black person to hold the position in Atlantic County.
Three current and former employees of the county prosecutor’s office sued Tyner in 2019, alleging he discriminated against them on the basis of gender and created a toxic work environment for women.
The county previously settled an ethics lawsuit brought by another employee that alleged Tyner bribed him.
First Assistant Prosecutor Cary Shill has been sworn in as acting prosecutor.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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