The Memphis police major in charge of the department’s Domestic Violence Unit has been accused of domestic violence, says the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Maj. Stanley A. Eason, 46, charged with aggravated assault, was arraigned yesterday. He was suspended with pay. Police Director Larry Godwin and Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said the case would proceed like any other.
“The fact that it is a police officer that’s been charged is disheartening and upsetting  but that doesn’t change our job,” Weirich said. On Valentine’s Day, Eason is accused of pointing a handgun at his wife, Lora Eason, 42. The incident occurred when Eason’s wife was in a parked vehicle talking with a friend, identified as Albert Richardson. Eason ordered Richardson was ordered to put his hands up and the two men exchanged words, Godwin said. Eason was not on duty and not driving a police car. Godwin and Weirich did not answer whether a police weapon was involved.