Hawaii police sergeant pleads not guilty to abusing wife

HONOLULU — A Hawaii police sergeant has requested a jury trial after pleading not guilty to charges he abused and harassed his estranged wife.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday that 46-year-old Darren Cachola was charged with one count of misdemeanor abuse and two counts of petty misdemeanor harassment.

An attorney filed the pleas on behalf of the 23-year police veteran, who did not appear in court and remains free after posting $1,500 bail.

Authorities say he abused his wife in the presence of a child April 23. The couple has two children and they are living in separate homes while obtaining a divorce.

A judge scheduled a June 3 hearing in response to Cachola’s request for a jury trial.

The Honolulu Police Department has placed Cachola on restricted duty.


Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com


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