Detective’s Lawsuit Accuses Prosecutor, Senior Staff of Corruption Cover-Up

Gavin Rozzi

Gavin Rozzi

Gavin Rozzi is the editor of Ocean County Politics and a lifelong Ocean County resident, residing in Lacey Township. Gavin's work centers on the intersection of money and politics in Ocean County, with a focus on public corruption. He can be reached via email at or via phone at (848)-667-0840 or on encrypted phone / text app Signal.

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  • Good work Gavin. APP buried the story focusing on Kelly’s daughter already bring charged.

  • Mercy Otis Warren

    The federal bureau of incompetency will do nothing. And Ocean County is hopelessly corrupt. The entire county government should be shut down — lock stock and barrel! Mr. Rozzi is exactly right. Officer Mecka will walk away with hundreds of thousands of dollars of tax payer money and not a single head will roll in Toms River. These people need to be tarred, feathered and run out of town on a rail!

  • Heroine Zombies

    Looks like the FBI is going to be called out

  • Deputy Mayor

    Hello Gavin, this is Deputy Mayor Dave Schlick from LEH… Firstly, let me thank you for your reporting of my situation down in LEH. Secondly, I have lots more info of corruption… Ironically, some of the stuff I have, deals with the Freeholder Kelly’s daughter. I was going to bring it up on Jun.9th at my Twp. meeting… What Mr. Mecka has to say is accurate with much more that hasn’t been said… For starters there was over 40K stolen and roughly only 6K was paid back…
    There are other instances of corruption that I will be bring forward real soon…
    Undeniably instances of cover up backed up with reports of testimonies both in black and white and taped depositions…

    I would NOT be against a one on one interview with you

    • guest

      Hey Deputy, too bad your reach does not make it too Toms River.

      • Irene

        Hey Deputy Mayor, Didn’t you have these “reporters” video tape your statement from an “anonymous” emailer? Anybody can do that. By the way, did you follow up and find out who was “threatening” you before the election or just let that go? How about your house fire? Wasn’t your house for sale when it burned down? How did that work out for you? Are you sure you didn’t do it? You had reason to especially considering the timing!!!!

        See how easy it is to make to shit up!!! Or maybe it’s true…

      • FJLinNJ

        Yet 😉

    • Certainly! I would definitely be happy to get together and see what else is going on in LEH. Let’s get together sometime soon. My contact info is above.

    • Irene

      What a joke!!!

  • Mary Moise

    Thank goodness, Gavin, you report honestly, clearly, and thoroughly. Ocean County seems to have more than its share of back scratchers – taking turns dividing up the spoils of hard-earned taxpayer dollars.

  • Howard

    Let’s emphasize A partial list of people currently under investigation in LEHT below:

    • Gumshoe

      Dear Howard,

      Your list is unbelievabl! Practically the ENTIRE TOWN!

      Please clarify. How long have these investigations been going on? Who is doing the investigating? What’s taking so long? Why aren’t these people indicted yet?

      Maybe the Feds should hire this wiz-kid, Gavin. He would get things moving along for sure.

      • Irene

        I agree, I’m sure he’d have everybody locked up! Schlickster isn’t my new hero!

  • johnmcbeth

    These small town Police Departments should be all merged together. these little cowboy cops, need to be monitored more….. there is more corruption within these small departments then any other MAJOR police department in the country…. and most goes unnoticed and not documented.

    • Mercy Otis Warren

      I doubt this is the case. It is much easier for citizens in Lacey to keep tabs on the police than in NYC. Smaller is better; the larger — the less human.