Durham police officers Sgt. Mark Gottlieb and Richard Clayton might be in hot water. Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said both men had been assigned to administrative duty with pay Friday.
The News & Observer reported:
At least two Durham police officers are being investigated in connection with an assault late Thursday outside a Raleigh sports bar.
Hours after the alleged incident, two investigators involved in the Duke University rape investigation were assigned to administrative duty.
No charges have been filed, but Raleigh and Durham police confirmed Saturday that some Durham officers are suspects in the alleged beating of a restaurant cook at Blinco’s sports bar, 6711 Glenwood Ave., apparently after an angry verbal exchange...
But when asked specifically about the status of Sgt. Mark Gottlieb, the supervisor in the Duke investigation, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said Gottlieb had been assigned to administrative duty with pay Friday.
Also on Friday, Investigator Richard Clayton was placed on administrative duty with pay, Michael said. Clayton has assisted in the Duke investigation and works under Gottlieb.
Michael could not comment on the reason for the change in Gottlieb’s and Clayton’s status...
Add this story to the recent salacious revelations about a Durham Assistant District Attorney that have been circulating on the message boards and you have a carnival of the absurd going on in Durham.
Durham officers investigated for possible assault [newsobserver.com, July 22, 2006]