On August 18, 2003, Officer Tamieka Moorehead shot and injured her husband [Loniel] during a domestic assault. Officer Moorhead claimed that she had shot her husband in self defense. According to reports, Officer Moorehead had previously been assaulted by her husband.
In February 2004, Moorehead was sentenced to four years probation; she could no longer carry a weapon; and she had to resign from the police department.
Officer Accused Of Shooting Husband Learns Fate
Cop Must Resign, Not Carry A Gun
Click On Detroit
POSTED: 10:24 p.m. EST February 29, 2004
UPDATED: 8:45 a.m. EST March 1, 2004
A Detroit police officer is paying a price for shooting and wounding her husband after an argument.
Officer Tamieka Moorehead of the 11th Precinct pleaded guilty to felonious assault for shooting her husband, Donnell, in the neck on Aug. 17 at their home on Winthrop Street in Detroit.
Moorehead apparently believed her husband was cheating on her with another woman.
On Friday, Moorehead learned she must resign from the police department, no longer carry a weapon, must undergo anger management counseling, and spend the next four years on probation.
Her husband is still recovering, Local 4 reported.