A policewoman who assaulted the current wife of her father pleaded guilty Wednesday last week and was slapped with a three-day prison term.
Police officer Jasmine M. King, also known as Jasmine Marie King Kaipat, pleaded guilty to assault and battery as part of a plea deal. The remaining charge of disturbing the peace was dropped.
Superior Court Associate Judge David A. Wiseman sentenced King to a year in prison, all suspended except for three days with credit for 20 hours of time served.
King was ordered to report to the Department of Corrections last Friday. She was expected to be released from prison yesterday.
King will be placed on probation for one year and was required to perform 50 hours of community service and attend anger management classes.
King was ordered to pay for the victim's medical expenses resulting from the assault.
She was also directed to pay a $200 fine and $100 probation fee.
According to the plea deal, King pulled the victim's hair, pulled her to the ground, and wrestled with her on July 11, 2012.
At a preliminary hearing on July 12, 2012, a police officer testified that King pushed and repeatedly punched the victim at a house in Dandan.
The officer did not indicate the reason for the assault.
When King's father tried to stop her, King's common-law husband, Roy Roger Ayuyu Kaipat, allegedly punched the father then fled the scene.
The father was taken to the hospital due to a dislocated left shoulder.
When the incident happened, King and Kaipat were reportedly active police officers.
The Department of Public Safety confirmed yesterday that King and Kaipat are back as active police officers. It was not clear yet when they got back their jobs at DPS.
Kaipat's jury trial will be on March 11, 2013. He is charged with aggravated assault and battery, assault and battery, and disturbing the peace.