Watch CBSN Live

Mayor: Kauai police chief reinstated after leave

Kauai, Hawaii Police Chief Darryl Perry

(CBS/AP) LIHUE, Hawaii - Kauai's police chief is back on the job after the mayor placed him on leave last month while the county investigated an employee complaint.

Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. announced Monday Chief Darryl Perry has been brought back from leave.

County officials haven't released details about the employee complaint, which remains under investigation.

Perry and Carvalho had been at odds over whether the mayor had authority to place the chief on leave. Perry maintained only the police commission could do so.

Commissioners voted that Perry could return to work but the mayor wouldn't allow him access to equipment, including his badge and gun.

Carvalho says he still believes he has authority to put the chief on leave.

View CBS News In