The News-Observer is reporting that Sergeant Gottlieb who was in charge of the Duke Lacrosse Investigation has left the building.
Duke lacrosse investigator quits Durham P.D
By Stanley B. Chambers Jr., Staff writer
DURHAM - Sgt. Mark Gottlieb, who has faced criticism for his role as an investigator in the Duke lacrosse case, has left the Durham Police Department, Chief Jose L. Lopez confirmed Tuesday.
Gottlieb, who joined the department in 1992, served his last day on Sunday, said Lopez, who added that he left for personal reasons.
"I did not ask him to leave," Lopez said. "I wasn't looking for his resignation."
Gottlieb, along with Investigator Benjamin Himan, faced scrutiny for failing to question discrepancies in the accusations of Crystal Gail Mangum, the escort service dancer who said she was gang-raped at a lacrosse team party in March 2006 -- accusations that were eventually determined to be false.
Gottlieb is among a number of city and police officials listed as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed by the three exonerated defendants. N & O
Heard around Town
Word of Gottlieb's departure has been circulating the last few days. Despite the denial from the Chief, it is rumoured that his options were either take early medical retirement or the ax.
Also it is rumoured that "With What" Investigator Himan has been gone since Feb. 19th.