DETROIT (AP) — A former Detroit police commander who was working off-duty as a security officer has been charged after a 42-year-old patron suffered a head injury while being forcibly escorted from a tavern.
The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says 48-year-old Timothy Leach is expected to be arraigned Thursday on assault, neglect of duty and other charges.READ MORE: The Detroit Zoo To Host Its Final Weekend Of Family-Friendly Halloween Event 'Zoo Boo' Oct. 22-24
Michael Karpovich was pushed and fell to the tavern’s floor on March 11.READ MORE: Tillson Street's Halloween Displays Draws Thousands
Prosecutors say 53-year-old Detroit police officer Frederick Person also was working security at the restaurant. Person is charged with obstruction of justice, neglect of duty and tampering with evidence.
Leach and Person were not authorized by the police department for secondary employment inside a tavern. Leach had commanded the 11th Police Precinct. He has been demoted to lieutenant.MORE NEWS: Kalamazoo Tests For Lead Exposure Following High-Lead Level Reports In Other Michigan Cities
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