Two Officers Investigated for Alleged Wrongdoing 11-01-01

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
ADMINSTRATIVE SERVICES SECTION
MAJOR CHARLES M. CHAI
PHONE: 961-2247
NOVEMBER 1, 2001

MEDIA RELEASE

As a result of news media inquiries, the Hawaii County Police Department acknowledged Thursday (November 1, 2001) that it has been investigating allegations made against two police officers in the Ka’u District.

The investigations were initiated after a female reported that she was sexually assaulted by each officer in unrelated incidents.

Because of the allegations, the police department has been conducting both criminal and administrative investigations into the matter.

The officers involved were relieved of their duties and remain on leave pending the outcome of the investigations.

Besides acknowledging that the investigations are under way, police are following the department’s standard procedures concerning ongoing investigations and have declined to name the two officers involved or to comment further on the matter.

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