Cattaraugus DA to examine Erie County inmate’s death

The Cattaraugus County District Attorney’s Office, headed by Lori Pettit Rieman, will serve as a special prosecutor to determine whether criminal charges should be filed against Erie County Holding Center deputies in the death of an inmate in 2012.


The state Commission of Correction, which investigates in-custody deaths, recommended a criminal investigation after determining that inmate Richard A. Metcalf Jr. died of asphyxia at the hands of jail deputies, not a heart attack as the county medical examiner determined at the time.  Read More…..