Updated at 1:32 p.m. on Aug. 27.
As of 1:36 p.m. Brandon Saffeels was released on bail from the Wailuku Police station.
Original story published at 12:23 p.m. on Aug. 27.
As of August 27 at 11 a.m., Officer Brandon Saffeels remains in custody on one arrest warrant for the three charges of Attempted Perjury, Attempted Hindering Prosecution in the first degree and Witness Tampering. The total bail has been set at $50,000.00.
Brandon Saffeels has been placed on leave without pay and his police authority restricted. He faces both a criminal and internal investigation. Thirty-four-year-old Saffeels has been with the Police Department for four years and his most recent assignment was to the Wailuku Patrol Division.
“We reiterate our desire to make right any alleged wrong that may have been caused by these actions,” MPD said in a release. “Anyone wanting to file complaints can do so by notifying an officer’s supervisor, the Internal Affairs through the office of the Chief of Police and by filing a complaint with the Maui Police Commission.”