Detroit police task force leader convicted of drunk driving

A Detroit Police Department Lieutenant was in charge of busting Detroit's biggest drug dealers - until he was busted himself.

James Edward Moore, 56, is spending the next 10 days behind bars.

Sources tell FOX 2 that the Detroit police lieutenant in charge of the Major Violators Unit was sentenced for a drunk driving arrest last spring.

An Oakland County judge sentenced Moore to two years probation and 10 days in jail.

FOX 2's Taryn Asher: "Can we talk to you?"

"No, you cannot," said a relative walking into the house.

No one living in his Beverly Hills home would comment, likely because this isn't Moore's first time he's been in trouble with the law.

Back in 2012 Moore was investigated for assaulting his mistress - a female subordinate, officer Deloma Stone.

Her 10-year-old son called police claiming Moore hit his mom in front of a liquor store.

Days later, Stone called police claiming the same from the house Moore owned on Strathmoore.

The Wayne County prosecutor charged Moore but the domestic violence charges were eventually dropped.  FOX 2 is told officer Stone would no longer cooperate with police.

Misconduct on the job was enough for Chester Logan - who was Detroit's top cop at the time. He demoted Moore. a commander.

But just a couple of years later, it seemed all was forgiven. The 30-plus year veteran with the force was promoted again, this time by Police Chief James Craig.

After illegal activity by some officers was revealed - Craig disbanded the narcotics unit and recently replaced it with a new unit -  with the sole duty of taking down the big drug dealers. 

Craig put Moore in charge of the brand new Major Violators Unit.

But after Moore's drunk driving conviction, it's not clear for how much longer.

A spokesperson for Craig declined comment. He did say Moore is suspended without pay and when he is released from jail he will have a disciplinary hearing. 

That will determine if he is demoted again, fired or suspended. The hearing will take place within the next 30 days. 
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