LIHUE — A Kauai Police Department assistant police chief has been placed on unpaid leave amid an internal investigation.
State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers President Tenari Ma‘afala says Roy Asher will remain on leave until the investigation is finished.
“On Thursday, November 16, Assistant Chief of the Patrol Services Bureau Roy Asher was placed on leave pending an internal investigation,” KPD Police Chief Darryl Perry said in a prepared statement. “At this time, the details of that investigation are considered a confidential personnel matter, and no additional details will be released while that investigation is ongoing.”
Ma‘afala says Asher is temporarily stripped of all police powers, meaning he was to turn in his badge, guns and other equipment.
Asher is a 30-year veteran of the department.