On the day of the jury trial yesterday, the Office of the Attorney General moved to dismiss the criminal charges against a police officer accused of punching the father of his common-law wife.
Superior Court Associate Judge David Wiseman granted the OAG's motion to dismiss the charges against police officer Roy Roger Ayuyu Kaipat.
He was facing aggravated assault and battery, assault and battery, and disturbing the peace charges.
Wiseman, who expressed disappointment with the prosecution's oral motion to dismiss on the day of trial, is expected to issue a written order today, Tuesday.
Assistant attorney general Nicole Driscoll told the court that their evidence is most likely not enough to convict Kaipat.
Attorney Colin Thompson is counsel for Kaipat.
Last Feb. 27, Kaipat's common-law wife, police officer Jasmine M. King, pleaded guilty to assault and battery for beating the current wife of her father. She was sentenced to three days in prison with credit of 20 hours of time served.
King reportedly pulled the victim's hair, pulled her to the ground, and wrestled with her on July 11, 2012.
At a preliminary hearing in July 2012, a police officer testified that King pushed and repeatedly punched the victim at a house in Dandan.
When King's father tried to stop King, Kaipat allegedly punched the father then fled the scene. Police said the father was taken to the hospital due to a dislocated left shoulder.