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Sunday, September 26, 2010

[HI] Cop on cop domestic violence: Lt. Kawabata accused of abusing Sgt. wife

HPD officer arrested on suspicion of abuse of a family member
Posted: Sep 17, 2010
An 18 year veteran of the Honolulu Police Department has been arrested on suspicion of abuse of a family member. 42-year-old Jason Kawabata was arrested on Thursday. The alleged victim is Kawabata's wife, who is a sergeant in the department. "The Honolulu Police Department holds our officers to a higher standard than the general public. I am deeply concerned about the allegations, and we have opened both criminal and administrative investigations. We take each complaint seriously. No one is above the law" said Chief Louis Kealoha in a statement. Kawabata works in the department's information technology division. He was named Lieutenant of the Year in 2009. Kawabata is free after posting $1,000 bail. His court appearance is set for September 30. [LINK]
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1 comment:

  1. Was this domestic too?

    Third HPD officer arrested this month
    Star Advertiser
    By Gregg K. Kakesako
    Sep 28, 2010
    Another Honolulu police officer has been arrested — the third such arrest this month. Scott J. Valdez, 43, was arrested Sept. 23 for investigation of unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle and criminal property damage. Valdez was assigned to the traffic division at the time of the incident. He has since been re-assigned to the central receiving desk, but an HPD spokeswoman said Valdez’s new assignment was not prompted by the investigation. His first Circuit court appearance will be Thursday. He is the third police officer to be arrested this month. On Sept. 16, Lt. Jason K. Kawabata...


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