Big Island police officer charged with assault after domestic violence incident
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Hawaii Island police officer was charged Tuesday with multiple counts of abuse following an alleged domestic violence incident that left a family member injured.
Police officials say Officer Daniel Ulrich, who lives in Puna and works in the Puna district, was taken into custody following the incident, which was first reported early Monday morning. The 29-year-old officer has one year of police service, a department spokesperson said.
Police say a 36-year-old woman was treated at the Hilo Medical Center for multiple injuries, including bruising to the throat area, following the argument.
Ulrich’s relation to the victim is not yet known.
Prosecutors have charged Ulrich with one felony count of Abuse of a Family Household Member, a misdemeanor count of the same charge, and a single count of second-degree assault. Bail in the case has been set at $5,000.
Ulrich, a recent hire who is still in the department’s 18-month new-hire probationary program, has been placed on unpaid leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
This story will be updated.
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