Afterward, Goodwin was “too emotionally and mentally distraught to comply and, therefore, Plaintiff Dacon was required to do so,” the lawsuit states.
In addition to the “great physical and mental pain and suffering,” which has required counseling, Goodwin lost his job as a result of the actions, the lawsuit states.
Hollis, who has a history of voluntary resignations and was previously fired from the Zebulon Police Department, was placed on administrative leave with pay during an internal investigation.
Goodwin regrets following the orders, but did as he was told because he was afraid of being shot or taken to jail. He also didn't think he could afford having a professional remove Big Boy's head for a fee, The AJC previously reported.
According to Walker, who is named in the suit, Goodwin was advised by the county health department about the options regarding the decapitation and testing.