A wrongful death lawsuit filed against Sheriff Eric Watson, Deputy Tiffany Goodwin, and Bradley County has been dismissed.
The suit was dismissed by U.S. District Court Judge Curtis L. Collier in a written ruling that the victim’s constitutional rights were not violated, and deemed Deputy Goodwin’s conduct as “reasonable”.
The dismissal averts from a court battle regarding a physical altercation between Deputy Tiffany Goodwin and Allan L. White, III on July 28, 2015.
Mr. White died as a result of the altercation.
The judge’s dismissal can be appealed up to 30 days of the date of the dismissal.