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.