Atlantic County prosecutor Damon Tyner has resigned amid multiple ethics complaints and pending lawsuits. His resignation letter did not explain his reasons for leaving; the state attorney general’s office investigated whether Tyner lied to the public and retaliated against a whistleblower, among other allegations.
Tyner, who also faced lawsuits from three high-ranking female employees, was sworn in as the county’s first Black prosecutor in 2017 under then-Gov. Chris Christie. First assistant prosecutor Cary Shill has taken over as acting prosecutor.