Island of Hawaii man convicted of assaulting an officer in 2019

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A Hawaiian Island man was convicted of assaulting a police officer in 2019 and resisting arrest.

Shannon Ke was sentenced to five years in prison for the Kailua-Kona incident. The officer was injured in the altercation, preventing the officer from returning to work.

Previous reports also stated that Ke faced hate crime charges as statements and actions indicated that the attack was racially motivated.

The 34-year-old will be credited for more than 2 years that he has already been imprisoned.

Ke’s sentence for both attacking and resisting arrest is imposed simultaneously.

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