Kauai police chief on leave meets with mayor

Chief Darryl Perry
Chief Darryl Perry

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - Kauai's mayor has met with the police chief he placed on leave while the county investigates an employee complaint.

The Garden Island (http://bit.ly/ya3Kse ) reports Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. and Chief Darryl Perry met on Monday night but a county spokeswoman wouldn't provide details of the meeting.

Spokeswoman Beth Tokioka says the chief is still on leave.

The island's top cop was placed on leave earlier this month and then the police commission voted that he could return to work. Perry returned to work last week ago but was denied access to equipment, including his gun and badge.

A Kauai County Charter Review Commission meeting Monday that was expected to explore whether Carvalho has the authority to place the chief on leave was canceled due to a lack of quorum.

Information from: The Garden Island, http://thegardenisland.com/

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