DPD cop suspended, accused of assault at Hamtramck club
Detroit — A Detroit police officer with a history of being disciplined was suspended for the second time this year Wednesday and an internal investigation was launched after she allegedly assaulted a man at a private Hamtramck social club.
Officer Deloma Stone was arrested early Wednesday after Hamtramck police responded to a call about an assault in the 12000 block of Joseph Campau, according to a press release from Hamtramck Police Chief Anne Moise.
“Upon arrival, a male came forward and stated the female had assaulted him,” according to the release. “The female was uncooperative with officers and was placed under arrest for assault and obstructing a police officer in the discharge of their duties.”
“She identified herself as a Detroit police officer who was off-duty and unarmed at the time of her arrest. The victim of the assault has declined prosecution and the arrestee has been arraigned in the 31st District Court on obstruction.”
Stone — who has a pre-trial hearing scheduled Friday after she was arrested in February for carrying a gun while intoxicated — was suspended again Wednesday, Detroit police Sgt. Cassandra Lewis said.
“She was suspended with pay (after the February incident), and after an initial investigation, she was put on restricted duty status without any contact with the public,” Lewis said. “After this latest incident, she was suspended again, and we’ve launched an internal investigation.”
Under the Detroit Police Officers Association contract, officers accused of wrongdoing generally are suspended with pay until they’re charged with a felony.
The incident is also under review by the Detroit Law Department, said John Roach, spokesman for Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. He declined further comment.
The social club where the alleged assault occurred, at Joseph Campau and Commor, is unnamed. It was recently a Polish bookstore, nearby business owners said.
In the February case, Stone was allegedly drunk in the Golden Greek Bar on Eight Mile, when police were called after she allegedly caused a disturbance. She was arrested and reportedly had a blood-alcohol content of 0.14, nearly double the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Stone, a 15-year veteran, was charged with being in possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor.
In July 2014, Stone was arrested after she allegedly threw a brick through the window of a home on Carlisle on the city’s east side. Police submitted a warrant, but no charges were filed because there wasn’t enough evidence, Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Maria Miller said Wednesday.
Stone also made news in 2012, when her boyfriend, Detroit Police Cmdr. James Moore, was demoted to lieutenant after he allegedly assaulted her.