His wife says Michael O’Riley abused and threatened to kill her
Given the evidence, it’s almost impossible to say. Last week, Lodi, California police officer Heather Metcalf was driving in an alley when a woman charged her squad car and tried to climb through the back window. She said her husband was trying to kill her.
“She was standing in the alley and was just streaming tears,” Metcalf told the Lodi News-Sentinel. “When she saw me, she just charged at me. I’ve seen a lot of scared people, but I’ve never seen anyone that terrified.”
The woman, who’d immigrated from China 22 months before, had moved to Lodi to be with her new husband, Michael Patrick O’Riley, a California corrections counselor, firearms instructor, and former Alameda cop. The woman told Metcalf she’d been abused and held captive for nearly two years. O’Riley was arrested nearby while loading guns into his car. But given the details released so far, nothing about the case seems clear…