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Murphy taps Carroll for Morris prosecutor

Codey praises pick

By David Wildstein, September 24 2020 1:30 pm

Morris County Prosecutor-designate Robert Carroll.

Gov. Phil Murphy has nominated Robert Carroll, the top lawyer at the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, to serve as the next Morris County Prosecutor.

While awaiting Senate confirmation, Carroll will get an early start on his new job.  Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is expected to name Carroll as acting prosecutor on October 13.

succeed Fredric Knapp, who announced his retirement last month following some controversy.

Carroll previously served as Assistant Attorney General and chief of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Task Force, and was the Acting Sussex County Prosecutor and an Assistant Essex County Prosecutor.

“Bob has a long and distinguished resume with experience in both New Jersey and across the Country,” said Murphy. “I am confident that he will bring the same commitment and resolve to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office that he has already demonstrated throughout his career, including in his current position at the NJTA.”

Former Gov. Richard J. Codey, who represents part of Morris County in the State Senate, said that Carroll “will bring a new spirit to the Morris County Prosecutor’s office.”

:Bob has a well-established and very successful prosecutorial background. During his time at the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, he served as Chief of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Task Force and did an incredible job, winning convictions of some of the state’s most dangerous and notorious criminals,” Codey said.  “He knows how to treat people fairly, no matter their background or situation. The employees of the Prosecutor’s Office will be respected, and will be led by someone who has earned respect as well.”

This story was updated at 4:13 PM and at 4:24 PM.

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