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.