Former Board member Tracy Tift, voted out during the last election, and the sole applicant seeking to fill the seat vacated by Yoni Silver, is facing civil charges for his alleged involvement in the case of Amit Bornstein – a 22-year-old Jewish Marlboro, New Jersey man who died in the Monmouth County Jail after an alleged beating. Tracy Tift, reportedly a Deputy Sheriff, and who reportedly threw the first punch, was named in the report and is facing civil charges, officials said.
The incident, which occurred approximately four years ago, is now in court.
With his alleged involvement in the case and pending charges, the Board majority decided not to accept his application, and failed to gain the two-member minimum to bring his name up for a vote. The single member allowing for his name to be brought up, was Ada Gonzalez.
The Board has until March to fill the vacant position.
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