…up the ladder does it go? In New York State the State Reporter is the one responsible for publishing court decisions that appear online, on websites such as westlaw, or justia.com. Appellant decisions from the appellant courts are mandated to be published pursuant to Judiciary Law 431. In western New York that would be the 4th department in Rochester (as well as the Court of Appeals). However, when it comes to county, supreme, town and village courts, known as trial courts, Judiciary Law 431 states that “any cause determined in any other court which the state reporter, with the approval of the court of appeals, considers worthy of being reported because of its usefulness as a precedent or its importance as a matter of public interest.”, or “unless otherwise directed by the court deciding the cause”…guess which lower court case was published?… Continue reading
FORMER EPD Officer Matthew Albanese wants to settle the lawsuit against him concerning his illegal conduct and the assault that occurred when his victim was handcuffed to a metal chair and was viciously assaulted by Cattaraugus County Sheriff Bryan H Schwabenbauer, the same individual who was sued in Federal Court for substantially similar conduct in another case. Alarmingly, soon after the Motions to dismiss Schwabenbauer and Albanese failed, the victim’s star witness on the corrupt sheriff’s department ended up dead. The only remaining entities in the lawsuit are Schwabenbauer, Albanese and one other person.
Olean Police Department Officer Ryan Alyor gets busted filing false charges against victim who has always stood his ground and spoke out against local corruption. Will charges of official misconduct be filed against him and will he be arrested and charged for filling falsified police reports in violation of New York Penal Law § 210.45, or will he be Continue reading
After two years of attempting to determine if a policy existed and then dealing with the resistance of acquire a copy of the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department Body Cam Policy, we finally managed to get a hold of one. Continue reading
Discover how local politicians are hiding huge amounts of your surplus tax dollars while claiming they are broke just to raise your taxes. This article has been shadow banned on FB threads and its IM. Olean, the county and all other cities, towns and villages are required by law to create and file a report that details where all the money they receive from you, the taxpayers go. In the usual timely fashion, the local politicians are crying about running short on their budgets again, your hard earned money. Are they really running out? All governmental bodies are required to execute an annual CAFR. You all need to…
City of Olean Attorney Nicholas DiCerbo, Jr. Moves to Cover up Illegal Surveillance by Olean Police Department. DiCerbo violates Olean FOIL rules spelled out on the FOIL request. Running from the problems proves there is one. This is a Clear indication that the OPD is engaged in illegal surveillance of We the People, their ultimate master. Discover how to protect yourself from Police State Olean and Cattaraugus. Why all citizens should be concerned and discover how to protect yourself. Continue reading
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.
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.
On August 31, 2017, a victim of the overwhelming corruption that has been uncovered in Cattaraugus County New York, home of the most corrupt court system in the State of New York and possibly the United States was told by Cattaraugus County Court Clerk Jane St John he was not allowed to review his court record anymore because it was in appeal. First of all it was not in appeal and second the public has the right to review any court record they please. There are some exceptions to this right such as family court and sealed records where the general public is not allowed access to, however the parties involved are. Click here for the Commission on Public Access to Court Records, Report to the Chief Judge of the State of New York and corresponding exhibit 3. Continue reading
When you become a victim of Cattaraugus County District Attorney Lori Rieman she will use any and all methods at her disposal, illegal or otherwise, to get a conviction. In the Kochan trial she is using visual symbolism in the court room to plant in the minds of the jury, i.e. taint the jury, that Mr. Kochan is someone who has the potential to physically attack others in the court room, or had done so in the past. This can have has serious prejudicial effect on Mr. Kochan at the trial…