Jodi Breiterman

Whistleblower in Capitol Gun Case Sues
Officer alleges harsh punishment for role in exposing a gun left in a bathroom

In 2015, Roll Call reported on three instances of police officers leaving hand guns in bathrooms around the Capitol.

A Capitol Police officer is suing the department claiming “unlawful retaliation” after she admitted to sharing a photo with Roll Call of a police handgun left in the Capitol Visitor Center’s bathroom.  

Jodi Breiterman, a 14-year veteran, was formally demoted from sergeant to private first class in early May, shortly after she returned to duty from a 10-month suspension, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court last week.