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Kauai police officer accused of domestic abuse

  • COURTESY KAUAI POLICE DEPARTMENT
                                KPD officer Royce Kaauwai Jr., 29, was arrested on suspicion of abuse of a family or household member.

    COURTESY KAUAI POLICE DEPARTMENT

    KPD officer Royce Kaauwai Jr., 29, was arrested on suspicion of abuse of a family or household member.

A Kauai police officer is on paid administrative leave following his arrest on suspicion of abuse of a family or household member.

Royce Kaauwai Jr., 29, was arrested at about 10 p.m. Saturday at a Kapaa home for allegedly injuring a 28-year-old woman, Kauai police said.

Officers arrived at the home and found the woman with non-life threatening injuries.

Kaauwai was released after posting $1,000 bail.

He has been a patrol officer with the Kauai Police Department for about two years, KPD said.

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