Platkin unsure if Alvarez resigned or was fired

Gov. Phil Murphy Chief Counsel Matt Platkin on Friday told the Special Committee investigating the hiring of former Schools Development Authority chief of staff Al Alvarez that he did not order Alvarez to resign following a press inquiry about sexual assault allegations leveled against Alvarez by state housing agency chief of staff Katie Brennan. Still, Platkin said he did not know if someone had ordered Alvarez to resign after that

Murphy maintains he first learned of Alvarez accusations on Oct. 2

It’s still too early to tell what consequences Gov. Phil Murphy and his team do or do not face as a result of the Special Committee investigation into the hiring of Al Alvarez, but the testimony of Katie Brennan has already put the governor under some amount of scrutiny. Brennan, who is chief of staff at the Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, has accused Alvarez of sexually assaulting her in