Peter Rauch denied parole, will spend at least 2 more years in state prison

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(WSYR-TV) — Peter Rauch, a former investigator for the Onondaga County District Attorney, will spend at least two more years in state prison after a parole board denied his request to be released after serving the two-year minimum sentence.

Rauch was sent to prison for two to six years, after admittedly driving drunk and running over 18-year-old Seth Collier on North Salina Street in March of 2017.

The board heard his case Wednesday, along with arguments that Rauch should stay in prison. The decision was announced late Friday.

In a written decision, the parole board states: “As a criminal justice professional charged with investigating crimes to ensure public safety, who had been afforded the public’s trust, your actions are of deep concern for this panel. This panel questions your judgment and disregard for the law.”

Rauch can go before the board again in July of 2021.

The special prosecutor in the case Oswego County District Attorney Greg Oakes released the following statement Saturday morning confirming Rauch’s parole denial.

Response to Peter Rauch Parole Denial from Oswego County DA Greg Oakes
Issued 7/20/19

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