From the Town of Bel Air:
Police Chief Administrative Leave Continued Pending Investigations
The Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners met in an emergency closed session meeting today, February 6, 2020, to discuss the status of Police Chief Charles A. Moore Jr., following the February 4, 2020 hearing held by the Circuit Court for Harford County regarding the Temporary Protective Order issued by the Circuit Court and served upon Chief Moore the evening of January 28, 2020.
The Bel Air Town Administrator, Mr. Jesse Bane, recommended and the Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners unanimously concurred that Chief Moore will remain on paid Administrative Leave until all investigations, both internal and external, resulting from the Temporary Protective Order have been concluded or until the Town of Bel Air feels enough information has been gathered to make an informed decision.
Chief Charles A. Moore Jr. of the Bel Air Police Department was placed on paid Administrative Leave by the Town of Bel Air, on January 29, 2020, following a Temporary Protective Order issued by the Circuit Court for Harford County.
Deputy Chief of Police Richard J. Peschek will continue to fulfill the role of Acting Chief of Police during Chief Moore’s absence.
Given that this is a personnel matter, the Town of Bel Air and the Bel Air Police Department have no further comment at this time.
Put his ass in the Detention Center doing paperwork….Free Vacation you got to be kidding.
HCSO does that with their deputies all the time. One case was infamous where a Sgt got busted to Corporal by the time they were done.
El Flunko says
Put him in jail for what exactly? Asking for a friend
to work….I guess you cant read? Why should he get free vacation time?
Bye Bye says
He’s the top of the food chain in a police department. What admin position do you expect him to take. He can’t work at the jail, are you that narrow minded. He’s not a deputy anymore and doesn’t work for that organization. You are too stupid to converse here. See ya
I don’t care what admin task he is doing. He can sit at a desk and twiddle his thumbs if he likes. Make him a meter reader for all I care. Give him a mop and a broom. If he is being paid make him report to work!
Sounds like they are doing the right thing and things just need to play out. I also think that the Chief may be in the right here and I guess we need to see what evidence comes out against him. Unlike some folks on here I’m not passing judgement until all the facts come out.
Just a cop says
Bane sure changed his tune. The other day said he saw no reason chief the couldn’t go back to work and today says chief needs to stay off with pay! Why does the town let this guy open his mouth?
Isn’t he in charge of the town? They obviously like what he is doing
Lil Man says
This is from a certain political opponent of his that can’t let things go. He needs to focus on his own department. Something clearly he isn’t willing to do. He suffers from little guy syndrome and worries more about trying to control other departments and trying to seem like the big man in Annapolis.
What up says
I think they are seeing how incompetent he is at this point. He wanted to put the chief back to work and the commissioners slapped him down and he changed his tune. He decided this case in the first article.
First Jesse Bane says he can go back to work and then the commissioners have to tell him not so fast. He was Sheriff wasn’t he? Does he have any idea how to handle a personnel matter. Not to mention calling the victim a liar. Someone needs to go and it might not be the chief.
Bane doesn’t know anything about conducting an investigation or properly handling personnel matters. That was one of many problems he had as sheriff. He’s well known for playing favorites and being vindictive against anyone that goes against him. Bel Air was foolish to give him any position.
Cecil's Whig says
So the guy punched his teenage kid. What more investigatin do we need?
El Flunko says
Dear Cecil Whig go back to Cecil County. Nowhere I read says he punched his kid, it say that his kid punched him. Get your facts straight
Enough Said says
Bane needs to retire and take is lil man servant with him.
Wet Willy says
What in the heck was the police union thinking. I think this guy will be cleared and the union will look like the fools that they are, do you want the Baltimore City Police Chief as you’re Chief? Good
Luck with that, I just don’t get it
Your grammar is horrendous. Have your sister start helping you again. Protection is coming to an end.
Old Skool says
I’m laughing literally to a point, your non grammar guy also has a point. Goodnight
I really need to see this play out. I really don’t know what to think of the current situation but I do know we shouldn’t jump to results. That’s all, see ya
Mama papa says
This entire situation has embarrassed the Bel Air Police Dept, It’s Union, and the Chief all of you should be embarrassed. It’s embarrassing that we even have to have this discussion. Yet the union feels like they took the brunt of this, really ok
Yes it has
No way says
The Union only pointed out that with any other officer there would be an investigation and the fact that a police officer with a protective order against them is certainly an unusual occurrence. They were responding to the outlandish comments from Jesse Bane, who obviously has no clue how to handle this type of situation.
And as far as I’ve seen or heard their union didn’t do or say anything wrong. They rightly pointed out that police officers being respondents in protective is highly unusual and that had any other officer not named Chuck Moore had a protective order issued against them that an internal investigation would be conducted, which is the way it should be. Internal investigations are to both hold officers accountable for wrong doing and to exonerate officers falsely accused. Given that the subject of the internal is the chief, an outside agency should conduct the investigation which would most likely be either the HCSO, MSP, or maybe Baltimore County PD.
From what I’ve heard about this (and what I’ve heard is probably 4th hand at best so take it with a big grain of salt) a proper internal investigation would probably have exonerated him instead of it looking like an attempted coverup job by Bane.
Mr. Truth says
Isn’t it telling how the officers of the Bel Air Police Department have lost faith in Bane just like the officers of the Sheriffs Dept.
Is Jerry Scarborough still the Dog catcher?
I am sorry that the Moore family has been subjected to public opinion and ridicule as they worked out a personal matter. I am happy that they came to a satisfactory solution with the help of the courts. Both parties requested that court documents be sealed to protect all involved. This action speaks volumes to the good character of this family. Charles Moore is a public official who represents the Town of Bel Air. He serves and protects the citizens and inspires trust and discipline within his law Enforcement Team. The most obvious negative consequence brought on by the publication of this personal matter is the harm caused to his professional reputation. This good man’s work history demonstrates his ability to be a successful leader. Whoever has the authority to decide the future of Charles Moore and the Town of Bel Air, reinstate him to active status of Chief of Police.
DV Survivor says
How do we have any idea what his work history is? Have there been other accusations of domestic violence in his past that just didn’t go to the courts? If he is reinstated I think he should agree to open up his internal affairs records for the entire time he was married.
Leave Brittany alone says
I read the Dagger for entertainment, and it never disappoints. Mr. Bane was not covering anything up, he couldn’t if he wanted to. These types of situations have established protocol. The more important issue is that of the Moore Family, who clearly has some healing to do. Lets all get back to work.
Fred simmons says
I’ll take the job for free. Check out my stay at Aberdeen. Raises went up, way up, and crime went down, way down. During this administration the only thing that went down was a citizen’s right to carry.
Fred's Doctor says
Please Freddie share the stats here with all of us. We all care what a one term small town mayor from 20 years ago has to say about….nothing actually.
Fresh French Fries says
Bruh…, you called Aba’deenie a “town.”
Not good, not good.
Fred Simmons says
I am crushed by your response. Someone a whole lot smarter than you once wrote about how difficult it was to handle someone else’s turds when the are floating in your punch bowl.