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Prosecutor Got Ethics Advice About District Attorney Lozier’s Handling Of Aliquippa Case

A county prosecutor sent a letter asking the state bar association for guidance after District Attorney David Lozier would not follow her advice to “conflict himself out” of cases filed against Aliquippa’s assistant police chief. The bar association’s response to Assistant District Attorney Angela Reed-Strathman’s letter resulted in Lozier recusing his office from prosecuting Joseph…

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John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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FUBAR
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FUBAR

What a cluster fuck.

Truthful
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Truthful

How about Reed-Strathman for D.A.?? Obviously has integrity.

mercbenz
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mercbenz

Smart woman! This case was most likely jammed down her throat. Loser Lozier is an idiot trying to grind Don Couch’s axe with Percival. Who better to let him know he’s an idiot than the Pa Bar Assn Ethics Commission! Big kudos to Reed-Stratham.

ricimer
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ricimer

Most of the people who work in the Beaver County court house especially in law enforcement have no ethics. Its a mandatory requirement of employment there. If an ethical honest prosecutor or law enforcement officer wants to do his or her job in an honest or ethical way they find themselves out in the cold and in enemy territory.

Five-O
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Five-O

James Naim.

Accordingtome
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Accordingtome

So to recap….the DA instructed a subordinate to do something unethical in his attempt to secure a conviction against a defendant that he was using as a confidential informant in a different case. It then was only because the subordinate reached out to the PA Bar for confirmation that this action was unethical that the elected DA recused his office. Had the subordinate not done this, the elected DA would have proceeded in an unethical manner to secure a conviction for the sake of a conviction rather than in the interest of justice.

Hello, Ted Knafelc, are you paying attention??? THIS is the story that you should be repeating over and over again in order to make sure that EVERY voter is aware of it in November. For those who say “who cares, it was against a corrupt cop” I would just remind you that the next time it could be you. Once elected officials of the court start going down the road of criminal prosecution in order to satisfy a need for personal persecution, it’s only a matter of time before the next group of people that they have a hard-on for includes you.

Ethics…or lack thereof to be more specific, is what the current DA brings to the table. It’s up to Mr. Knafelc to bring this fact into the spotlight using this situation as an example. If you need another example, let’s all remember his prior decisions to keep the state police out of county investigations.

On a sidenote, it should be very interesting to see how much longer it takes before Reed-Strathman is discharged from the DA’s office for “performance related issues.”

Five-O
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Five-O

Joey is probably the most honest officer on that force. He at least is trying to bring the corruption out to the public. Anybody else doing anything in that corrupt town? And then, the people re – elect the same corrupt people into office and think everything is good to go. Insanity.

mercbenz
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mercbenz

Spot on Five-O! He’s the reason a lot of people have come forward who normally would not have.

mercbenz
Member
mercbenz

Considering Loser is now under the microscope of the Ethics Commission, discharging this woman any time in the near future would be the absolute dumbest thing he could do. The lawsuit Reed-Stratham would bring would be a big dollar lawsuit.

Sardonicus
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Sardonicus

“You are to be commended for recognizing the ethical issues present in this situation. It may be that you should ask (District Attorney David Lozier) to similarly seek ethical guidance in how to proceed given that the (ethics rule in question) is most directly applicable to him in this circumstance.”

Yeah. Good advice.

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