- Rich Klein
DIETZ NO LONGER EMPLOYED IN DA'S OFFICE
Gerard Dietz, the veteran senior investigator for the District Attorney's office, is no longer employed there, according to two sources who did not want to be identified.
Dietz served in the Monticello Police Department from September 1989 through March 2013, rising to the position of Detective Sergeant, according to his LinkedIn profile.
During that time, he was the subject of multiple allegations of police brutality and racism, according to newspaper accounts and court documents. In one case, the Village of Monticello paid out $65,000 in damages in a settlement with a victim. But even after that, then-Mayor Jim Barnicle praised him multiple times, according to minutes from the Village of Monticello meetings
Despite that background, Dietz in March 2014 became the senior investigator under former District Attorney Jim Farrell and continued in that position, until recently, under DA Meagan Galligan.
This afternoon, The SullivanTimes asked the County for a copy of any resignation letter signed by Dietz in recent days.