KPD officer arrested
LIHUE — A Kauai Police Department officer was arrested Saturday night for abuse of a family or household member while off-duty, a county press release said.
Officers responded to report of an incident at a Kapaa residence which left a woman, 28, with non-life-threatening injuries. A preliminary investigation resulted in the arrest of Royce Ka‘auwai Jr., 29.
He was released after posting $1,000 bail, according to the Thursday release.
Ka‘auwai has been with KPD for two years. He is on administrative leave with pay.
The Garden Island