Kauai Police officer arrested while off duty

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KAUAI (KHON2) – A Kauai Police Department officer was arrested Saturday night, November 2, for the alleged abuse of a family or household member while off duty.

Shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a report of an incident that occurred at a Kapaa residence which left a 28-year-old woman with non-life threatening injuries.

A preliminary investigation resulted in the arrest of 29-year-old Royce Kaauwai Jr.

Police arrested the man without incident, and he was released after posting bail in the amount of $1,000.

Kaauwai 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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