Abuse case against police lieutenant will not go forward

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Prosecutors have decided not to go forward with a domestic abuse case against a Honolulu police lieutenant.

Officers arrested Jason Kawabata, 42, on suspicion of abuse of a household member earlier this month. The accuser was his wife, who's a sergeant with HPD.

Prosecutors say they declined the case because there wasn't enough evidence to prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt.

Kawabata is an 18-year police veteran.

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