Monthly Archives: February 2018

Prosecutor delayed release of Metcalf decision until after Election Day

Cattaraugus County DA Lori Rieman makes the news again. “the sheriff is up for re-election and it would possibly (I doubt it though) affect that.”‘ Further proof she is unfit to hold the office of Cattaraugus County DA as are most of the people in her office just like one lawsuit stated… “Special prosecutor Lori Pettit Rieman knew in October she would not place charges against any Erie County jail deputy in the death of inmate Richard A. Metcalf Jr. but withheld announcing the decision until weeks after the November election.

“In an Oct. 11 email to two State Police investigators, written after a phone call from a Buffalo News reporter, Reiman said she had made up her mind that it was not criminally prosecutable. “Apparently,” Reiman wrote, “the sheriff is up for re-election and it would possibly (I doubt it though) affect that.” Rieman added: “I told him that prosecuting crimes is not a political event in my county.”

She then waited two months to announce her decision publicly. In the nine weeks between her email and her announcement, Election Day passed. So did the statute of limitations on the two most likely criminal charges the deputies could have faced.” To read the full Buffalo News article here…

Further proof she is not fit to hold the office of District Attorney.

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Federal Lawsuit Against DA Lori Rieman & her ADA Employees concerning their temperament and psychological makeup. Click to enlarge.

Holding Center victim’s uncle appeals for action; DA calls it ‘threat’

Cattaraugus County DA Lori Rieman makes the Buffalo News again. Further proof she is unfit to hold office. This article highlights how she claims how a family member, the uncle of murder victim Richard Metcalf Jr. who was murdered by Matthew Cross, who was hired by the Ellicottville Police Department after he murdered Mr. Metcalf, threatened her for a e-mail he sent her concerning her conduct in the murder investigation.  This is standard practice by the DA’s office , the ADA’s like Elizabeth Ensell Lafuer  use it all of them time in a attempt to intimidate the defense.  Elizabeth Ensell Lafuer  is the same ADA that ran over a woman in a clearly marked crosswalk in Olean New York and the Olean Police Department covered it up;

“Richard A. Metcalf Jr. died five years ago Thursday after Holding Center deputies  knotted a spit mask around his neck and pulled a pillow case over his head. Though a state agency urged prosecutors to consider charging key jail deputies in the inmate’s death, two potential counts are now off the table: manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. A five-year statute of limitations applies to those charges, which some court observers said were a prosecutor’s most likely options if a criminal case were to begin.

The prosecutor in the matter, Lori Pettit Rieman of Cattaraugus County, has given no sign she will charge anyone, even though Metcalf’s death has twice been determined a homicide — a death at the hands of others.

Rieman, who took on the case because the Erie County District Attorney’s Office had a conflict of interest, has said only that she will announce her decision when ready. She did not respond to a telephone message or an email seeking comment for this article. To read the full Buffalo News article click here.

Further proof she is not fit to hold the office of District Attorney.

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Federal Lawsuit Against DA Lori Rieman & her ADA Employees concerning their temperament and psychological makeup. Click to enlarge.

Clock runs out on two possible charges in death of Holding Center inmate

Cattaraugus County DA Lori Rieman lets the time run out on manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide against Matthew Cross, a cop who murdered an inmate by strangling him. Cross was hired after this murder by the Ellicottville Police Department. Further there were three suicides within a  six month time frame in the Cattaraugus County Jail that do not appear to have been investigated in any manner what-so-ever;

“Richard A. Metcalf Jr. died five years ago Thursday after Holding Center deputies  knotted a spit mask around his neck and pulled a pillow case over his head. Though a state agency urged prosecutors to consider charging key jail deputies in the inmate’s death, two potential counts are now off the table: manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. A five-year statute of limitations applies to those charges, which some court observers said were a prosecutor’s most likely options if a criminal case were to begin. The prosecutor in the matter, Lori Pettit Rieman of Cattaraugus County, has given no sign she will charge anyone, even though Metcalf’s death has twice been determined a homicide — a death at the hands of others.

Rieman, who took on the case because the Erie County District Attorney’s Office had a conflict of interest, has said only that she will announce her decision when ready. She did not respond to a telephone message or an email seeking comment for this article.”   To read the full Buffalo News article click here.

Further proof she is not fit to hold the office of District Attorney.

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Federal Lawsuit Against DA Lori Rieman & her ADA Employees concerning their temperament and psychological makeup. Click to enlarge.