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WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - There's another new twist in the John Goodman case.
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Deputy is now claiming she's being punished
for telling her version of what happened in the John Goodman ankle
Deputy Bridgette Bott filed a whistleblower
lawsuit against her boss, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw in Palm Beach County
Circuit Court on Friday.
Last year, polo mogul John Goodman was on house arrest for a DUI manslaughter case when his ankle monitoring bracelet broke.
said Goodman broke it himself. Goodman testified it happened by
accident. Palm Beach County Sheriff's Deputy Bridgette Bott also
testified and backed up Goodman's claim. She was part of his hired
private security detail and was inside the home at the time of the
"He (Goodman) actually approached her, to alert her to
the fact that there might be some problem with the device," said Bott's
attorney Sid Garcia.
The judge voted in Goodman's favor.
attorney claims she was removed from the high paying work of the
security detail for telling her version of what happened.
feels she is being punished simply for participating in a judicial
proceeding where she told the truth that was not towing the official
line," said Garcia.
Plus, Garcia claims it also led to Bott
getting disciplined for an unrelated case for not disarming a man who
later committed suicide.
The case happened back in July of 2012.
Her 40 hour suspension begins tomorrow. Another deputy is also getting
disciplined according to Garcia.
"The disciplinary action was not
handed out until after she gave her testimony and after she was
criticized for giving that testimony in the Goodman case," said Garcia.
is not only economically damaging to her but harmful to her reputation
and you know reputation means everything when you're a police officer,"
A spokesperson for the Sheriff's Office said since the
suit was just filed on Friday they haven't had the opportunity to review
it. However, it's office policy is not to comment on pending