SUPERIOR - A
Superior police officer is back on duty while an investigation
continues into whether he used excessive force in arresting a
Police Department said Tuesday that Officer George Gothner was
placed on administrative duty last Thursday. Gothner had been on
paid administrative leave since late January.
The state is
investigating whether Gothner used excessive force in arresting
Natasha Lancour, which was caught on camera in January. Lancour is
charged with disorderly conduct, but her trial is on hold until
the investigation of Gothner is complete.
A news outlet
reports police say the investigation is taking longer than
expected. Gothner was placed on administrative duty, working on
response plans to critical incidents. Police say he will not
return to patrol duty, pending the decision of the assigned