Suspended county detective Robert Harkins, seated, beside his attorney Meghan Hoerner. Harkins was offered a plea by the Attorney General’s Office that would result in no jail time, but force Harkins to forfeit future public employment. His attorney said negotiations are at an impasse.  


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COURT HOUSE – A criminal case brought against a county investigator, who allegedly launched an unauthorized investigation into a parking lot fender bender involving his mother-in-law, was relisted for July after a brief hearing in Cape May County Superior Court May 19. 

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Deputy Attorneys General Brian Uzdavinis, standing, and Jessica Saxon, seated, both appeared on behalf of the state May 19 in the official misconduct case against Harkins. 


Presiding Judge Bernard E. DeLury Jr. conferenced the matter in chambers with the attorneys May 19, before briefly addressing Harkins’ case on the record to give it a new July date.  

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Shay Roddy is a Delaware County native who has always spent as much of his summers as he could at the Jersey Shore. He is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.

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