An 18-year veteran of the Maui County Police Department was arrested and charged Wednesday for abuse of a family and household member, according to police.
The incident happened on Tuesday at around 9:40 p.m. The mother of the victim reported that her 13-year-old daughter was slapped by her father during a verbal argument. The impact caused the victim to fall backward and she hit her head on a wall-mounted air conditioning unit.
The girl was taken to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment. Doctors say she sustained a concussion. The girl was later released from the hospital in good condition.
The victim's father was identified as 46-year-old Nelson Johnson. Officer Johnson was also placed under arrest for assault in the second degree, but he was released on this charge pending further investigation.
Johnson posted $1,000 bail for the abuse of a family member charge.