DETROIT (AP) – A former Detroit police commander who was working off-duty as a tavern security officer has been arraigned on assault, neglect of duty and other charges after a 42-year-old man was injured while being forced from the business.
The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says 48-year-old Timothy Leach was in court Thursday.READ MORE: Deputies Find Human Remains In Mid-Michigan Soybean Field
Michael Karpovich was pushed and fell to the tavern’s floor on March 11.
Prosecutors say 53-year-old Detroit police officer Frederick Person also was working security at the tavern. Person was arraigned Thursday on obstruction of justice, neglect of duty and tampering with evidence charges.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 7,108 New COVID-19 Cases, 135 Deaths
Leach and Person were not authorized by the police department for secondary employment inside a tavern. Leach has been demoted to lieutenant.
Both face May 31 probable cause conferences and June 5 preliminary examinations.MORE NEWS: This Michigan Neighborhood Tackles Rise In Arson
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