Kauai police officer arrested following domestic incident

Kauai police officer arrested following domestic incident
Police mugshot of Royce Kaauwai, Jr. released by Kauai police officials. (Source: Kauai Police Department)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Kauai police officer was placed on administrative leave this week after being arrested for his role in an apparent domestic violence incident.

Authorities say 29-year-old Royce Kaauwai, Jr. was taken into custody after police responded to an incident at a Kapaa-area home just before 10 p.m. Saturday night.

Responding officers reported that a 28-year-old woman sustained non-life threatening injuries during the incident.

Kaauwai was arrested on suspicion of abuse of a family or household member. He posted $1,000 bail and has since been released.

Police officials say Kaauwai is a two-year veteran of the department as an officer in the patrol services bureau.

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