TYNER RESIGNS AS ATLANTIC COUNTY PROSECUTOR; CARY SHILL NAMED ACTING PROSECUTOR


Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill

MAYS LANDING- Effective today at 9:00 a.m., July 20, 2021, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner has submitted his resignation to Gov. Murphy and Interim NJ State Attorney General, Andrew Bruck. Tyner was appointed as the Atlantic County Prosecutor on March 15, 2017 by the Governor of New Jersey with the advice and consent of the State Senate.

On Tuesday afternoon at the Atlantic County Superior Courthouse in Mays Landing, First Assistant Prosecutor Cary Shill was sworn in by the Honorable Bernard Delury, Jr. P.J. Cr., as the Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor.

Acting Prosecutor Cary 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, Acting Prosecutor Shill was honored to be awarded the Crime Victim Service Award by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice. Acting Prosecutor Shill 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, Prosecutor Shill received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Trenton State College. In 1988, he graduated with a law degree from the Florida State University College of Law.

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Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

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