EPISODE 4: The Dirt on the Garden State
After it becomes clear the Somerset county prosecutor’s office couldn’t have done a worse job (unless their goal was to destroy the crime scene), some 200 prominent citizens send a letter to the state attorney general asking for his office to intervene in the investigation. Despite the letter signed by the biggest names in New Jersey legal circles—including two former attorneys general and three former governors—the attorney general never gets involved. The quest to find out why takes us through a brief history of problems in New Jersey's criminal justice system.
New voice interviewed in episode:
• Ed Stier, lawyer, joined the attorney general’s Office in New Jersey in the 1960s to investigate and prosecute organized crime