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Maui police officer charged with assault, physical abuse for slapping daughter

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 04:29 p.m. HST, Dec 04, 2013

An 18-year veteran of the Maui police department has been charged with second-degree assault and two counts of physical abuse for allegedly slapping his 13-year-old daughter, police said.

Police arrested Nelson Johnson, 46, on Monday. He was later released after posting $5,000 bail, Maui police said. Johnson remains on administrative leave.

Maui police said the incident occurred Nov. 19 when Johnson allegedly slapped his daughter following an argument at her Wailuku residence. The girl fell backward, hit her head on a wall-mounted air conditioner and suffered a concussion.

The victim was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was later released in good condition, police said.

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livinginhawaii wrote:
Why not just give her up for adoption to a non-violent family? I just cant understand why a father would use violence against his daughter....
on December 4,2013 | 01:12PM
SteveToo wrote:
Never had to hit your kid? Must be an angel or a spoiled brat. LOL I bet you voted for Obama too.
on December 4,2013 | 07:23PM
BIG wrote:
pretty sure she is not a spoiled brat .....father is a crooked cop
on December 4,2013 | 09:08PM
HanabataDays wrote:
I bet lots of people who voted for Obama never hit their kids. Is there a correlation? "Yew betcha!"
on December 5,2013 | 06:03AM
agile wrote:
I used to volunteer for CrimeStoppers. I have never seen such a group of people who have such underlying anger issues as cops. I certainly understand the stresses, but they should seek counseling, or anger management classes should be REQUIRED of every officer to stem issues before they surface.
on December 4,2013 | 01:59PM
kgolfinghawaii wrote:
And I am sure you saw ALL of the cops and can draw that conclusion because of your extensive training in anger issues. Would that be from your own projections? It is hilarious how people can draw a conclusion from one or two anecdotal incidents and claim they are knowledgeable about it. What line of work are you in? Are all people in your line of work thieves? Or freeloaders? I doubt it, so to make that remark about all cops is just childish.
on December 5,2013 | 02:59AM
HanabataDays wrote:
And yet, you failed to indicate your own relevant training and experience that makes you competent to pass judgment here.
on December 5,2013 | 06:04AM
SteveToo wrote:
LIttle bit of an over reaction by the authorities. But also by dad. Sometime kids need a good swat, but the face is probably not the best spot.
on December 4,2013 | 07:22PM
LMO wrote:
Look at the people on this site advocating violence towards chidren. No wonder CPS is so overwhelmed!
on December 5,2013 | 02:12AM
miss_laulau wrote:
I am certainly not advocating violence; however, have you ever lived with a smart-mouth, know-it-all teenager? You can be patient, understanding, accommodating until you're grinding your teeth but all it takes is for them to go too far with the disrespect and unfortunately, you lose your temper. That doesn't mean the parent is a child abuser. Parents are only human and hopefully a lesson is learned on both sides.
on December 5,2013 | 04:42AM
HanabataDays wrote:
"That doesn't mean the parent is a child abuser" It doesn't mean they're a serial child abuser, but assault is assault. Even once is too much. The kid suffered a concussion, that's perfectly sufficient grounds to charge the hitter with a crime.
on December 5,2013 | 06:06AM
tommie wrote:
I think we all need to watch Dr. Phil a bit more often.
on December 5,2013 | 06:09AM
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