Two former employees and one current employee from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office accused Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner of new allegations. The allegations include that Tyner stopped a voter fraud investigation involving former Mayor Frank Gilliam, Jr. from occurring and allowed county homicides to be mislabeled. A letter sent to Attorney General Gurbir Grewal on Tuesday from the women via their attorneys, Michelle Douglass of Douglass Law Group and Philip S. Burnham of Burnham Law Group, LLC, details the allegations. They recommend that the Atlantic County Prosecutor be removed from his position or that Tyner be monitored at the Prosecutor’s office until the investigation is complete. Their attorneys further alleged in the letter that they have not received any status updates on the complaints that were previously filed.
In January, the female plaintiffs who held high-ranking positions in the Prosecutor’s office filed a suit against Tyner claiming that he retaliated against the employees after they acted as whistleblowers regarding the discriminatory tactics he used as Prosecutor including unequal pay, gender discrimination, and other forms of unlawful misconduct. The lawsuit was refiled in March in Cumberland County.
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