POSTED: 05:47 p.m. HST, Nov 20, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 11:01 a.m. HST, Nov 21, 2013
Maui authorities Wednesday charged a 46-year-old police officer for allegedly slapping his 13-year-old daughter, who fell and sustained a concussion.
Nelson Johnson was arrested today and charged with abuse of a family and household member. His bail was set at $1,000.
The 18-year Maui Police Department veteran allegedly got into an argument with his daughter.
Police said the girl fell back and hit her head 9:40 p.m. Tuesday on a wall-mounted air conditioning unit, sustaining a concussion. She was taken to the Maui Memorial Medical Center and later released in good condition.
Johnson was also arrested for second-degree assault, but was not charged with that crime, although the case is still being investigated, police said in a news release. Johnson is on administrative leave, pending further investigation.