Detroit, MI – An internal affairs investigation into whether supervisors ignored allegations that officers were working security at a swingers sex club that allegedly sold alcohol illegally is underway. A Detroit police lieutenant reported that several officers were moonlighting at the club which existed just two blocks from the Central District headquarters, the Huffington Post notes.
The allegations about serving alcohol illegally at the Detroit sex club are not yet verified. The club’s website reportedly noted that alcohol could be purchased on-site and a liquor license was allegedly not on file for the business. Many such clubs provide only mixers, cups, ice, and a refrigerator for guests to store what they carry in themselves.
The police department supposedly neglected to follow up on the Eastern District lieutenant’s written report about the Forest Club in New Center, according to the Detroit News.
A copy of the police officer’s report was sent to Mayor Dave Bing’s office last week – two years after the original filing. A short statement from Bing’s spokesman, Anthony Neely, reads:
“There is an investigation under way.”
The Detroit swingers club closed when the building changed ownership late last year. An excerpt from the swingers club website reads:
“The Forest Club is one of only two permanent on-premise swing clubs in Metro Detroit. The upscale venue features 14 large private rooms, a dungeon area, and two group rooms. We have full washroom and shower facilities as well as a Jacuzzi area.”
The sex club investigation is the latest probe in an alleged string of Detroit Police Department erotic scandals. Chief Ralph Godbee Jr. resigned in October after reports that he had a romantic relationship with a subordinate officer surfaced. The officer reportedly filed a harassment lawsuit against both the police department and the former police chief last week. The Detroit Police Homeland Security Unit is also under investigation for allegedly sending “sexually charges” text to a married supervisor.