Cammarano: Platkin recusal limited in scope

Pete Cammarano, Gov. Phil Murphy's outgoing chief of staff, may have shed some light on why chief counsel Matt Platkin remained deeply involved in the handling of sexual assault allegations made against former Schools Development Authority Chief of Staff Al Alvarez by another administration official, Katie Brennan. Platkin recused himself from the matter in March, shortly after Brennan told him Alvarez sexually assaulted her in April 2017, when they were

Delgado-Polanco wasn’t told about allegations against Alvarez

Schools Development Authority Chief Executive Officer Lizette Delgado-Polanco was not told about the sexual assault allegations made against former SDA chief of staff Al Alvarez until the day he resigned, though she said she was told to expect his departure. Delgado-Polanco told the Special Committee on Oversight that while she was interviewing for the position, she asked if Alvarez wanted the job. She said Gov. Phil Murphy’s outgoing chief of

Cammarano asked Alvarez to leave government in March

Gov. Phil Murphy chief of staff Pete Cammarano on Tuesday said he asked former Schools Development Authority chief of staff Al Alvarez to find a job outside of state government on March 26, months before Alvarez was asked to do the same in June by Charles McKenna, his then-boss at the SDA. Alvarez, who was employed on an at-will basis at the SDA, did not resign until Oct. 2, close