DETROIT (WXYZ) - Interim Detroit Police Chief Chester Logan has demoted Commander James Moore to the rank of a Lieutenant following allegations that he assaulted his mistress who is a Detroit police officer.
“Based on the seriousness of these allegations, his role as Commander was compromised in the police department and in the community. Standards for appointees are higher than that of other ranking officers. There are consequences for any allegation of inappropriate behavior. We will investigate all reports of misconduct,” said Interim Chief Logan in a statement.
According to an internal police report on the incident, Commander James Moore took Deloma Stone and four kids to dinner for Stone's birthday. On the way back, they stopped at a liquor store and Stone was inside for several minutes.
Moore became upset at how long she was gone, came in and said, "What the F--- is going on?" They returned to the car and drove off.
Police obtained store surveillance video, but sources now tell 7 Action News that the alleged assault is out of camera range.
Stone's 10-year-old son called police when they got home and said "Commander James Moore hit my momma," according to the internal report.
But when Detroit Police Internal affairs talked to Stone and Moore, they cleaned up their stories saying there was a heated exchange in the car, but no assault. Four kids were in the car including Stone's son, but their parents are not letting them cooperate with investigators.
The case is still under review by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.
“The Chief’s action is consistent with my desire to eliminate improper behavior in the police department and all City of Detroit departments,” said Mayor Dave Bing. “Employee misconduct will not be tolerated.”