According to WRAL, Gottlieb died on Saturday in Georgia at the age of 51. The cause of death was not known.
Gottlieb was the supervisor in the case where three members of Duke’s lacrosse team were indicted for allegedly raping and beating a stripper. The case was later dropped after we learned the woman made up the claims. Gottlieb was one of several people who faced civil suits for botching the investigation and bringing forth the charges. He also had a history of being harsh on Duke students.
Gottlieb moved from North Carolina to Georgia after retiring from the police department and began working as a paramedic, according to WRAL.