Tyner Resigns As Atlantic County District Attorney | Local News



Atlantic County District Attorney Damon G. Tyner.

LAUREN CARROLL / Multimedia reporter

Atlantic County District Attorney Damon G. Tyner has resigned his post, according to a report by Harry Hurley of WPG Talk Radio.

Tyner delivered his resignation letter to Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday, according to the report. In the letter, Tyner said: “I have said for a long time that there is a private cost to public service. My family and I have certainly paid this debt.”

The resignation took effect at 9 a.m. today. Tyner’s five-year term did not expire until March 2022.

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Last week Tyner was named Prosecutor of the Year. He will accept the award at the New Jersey Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association annual luncheon in September in Atlantic City. The next day he announced the largest drug seizure in the county’s history when two men were arrested for leading a heroin operation.

Atlantic County Director Dennis Levinson said he has yet to see an official letter and has yet to have a conversation with Tyner.

“I wish him the best of luck in his endeavors, whatever he wants to do. It’s a bit of a surprise, but… he will be missed,” said Levinson.

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