KPD Officer Arrested Saturday

LIHU`E, KAUA`I (Ben Caxton) — A Kaua`i Police Department officer was arrested Saturday night for abuse of a household member while off duty. Officers responded to a report of an incident that occurred at a Kapa`a residence shortly before 10:00 PM which left a 28-year-old woman with non-life threatening injuries. A preliminary investigation resulted in the arrest of 29-year-old Royce Ka`auwai Jr. Police arrested Ka`auwai without incident, and he was released after posting bail in the amount of $1,000. Ka`auwai has been with the Kaua`i Police Department for approximately two years, as an officer in the Patrol Services Bureau. He is currently on administrative leave with pay.

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