State sheriff, top deputy placed on leave

The Hawaii Department of Public Safety says State Sheriff Robin Nagamine and First Deputy Patrick Lee are out on unspecified leave.

Deputy Director for Law Enforcement Shawn Tsuha is temporarily filling in as Sheriff and Lt. Albert Cummings is temporarily filling in as First Deputy until further notice.

The Department of Public Safety says it follows strict rules and procedures regarding employees on leave.

The department also says, “In order to ensure the integrity of our administrative policies and procedures, the department cannot provide any further comment at this time.”

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