MAYS LANDING – Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner Tuesday morning submitted his resignation to Gov. Phil Murphy and Interim NJ State Attorney General, Andrew Bruck, according to a release from the Prosecutor’s Office. No reason was given for the resignation, but his tenure has been plagued by alleged ethics violations.
The governor appointed Tyner as the Atlantic County Prosecutor on March 15, 2017. He term was not due to expire until March 2022.
At the Atlantic County Superior Courthouse in Mays Landing Tuesday afternoon, the Honorable Bernard Delury, Jr. P.J. Cr. swore-in First Assistant Prosecutor Cary Shill as Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor.
Shill began his career 1989, with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. In 2006, he was promoted to Chief Assistant Prosecutor. During his tenure with the Office, he has supervised the Trial Unit, Atlantic County Shooting
Response Team, Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit, Violent Crime Unit and Computer Crimes Unit. In 2003, Acting Prosecutor Shill successfully prosecuted the last trial in which a defendant in New Jersey was sentenced to death. In 2006, he received the Outstanding Victim Advocacy in a Single Case Award from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey. In 2004, Shill was honored to be awarded the Crime Victim Service Award by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice. He is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Criminal Trial Attorney. From 1990 to 1993, he was an assistant prosecutor at the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. In 1985, Shill received a bachelor of arts degree from Trenton State College. In 1988, he graduated with a law degree from the Florida State University College of Law.