Complaint dismissed against former Maui police officer
October 23, 2012 at 3:45 PM HST - Updated June 28 at 5:38 AM
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A criminal complaint against a former Maui police officer has been dismissed because the time limit for a speedy trial lapsed when the document went missing.
Christopher Keoloha was accused of abusing his wife last November. But the document that was received at the Maui Police Department in February went missing and was found months later.
The Maui News reports that because the 180-day time limit for a speedy trial had lapsed by the time Kealoha was arraigned on Aug. 7, the charge alleging that he abused his police officer wife was dismissed Friday.
The state says it will refile the charge. Kealoha is accused of abusing his wife at their Haiku residence on Nov. 24, when both were employed as Maui police officers.
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