Maui police officer arrested for hitting teen girl

Nelson Johnson
Nelson Johnson

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Maui County police officer is facing a domestic abuse charge for allegedly slapping a 13-year-old female family member.

Police officials say officer Nelson Johnson hit the girl so hard she suffered a concussion after her head snapped backwards and hit an air conditioning unit.

Johnson, who has been with the Maui Police Department for 18 years, posted bail after being arrested on Wednesday.

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