Nearly once a week, on average, a Honolulu police officer is disciplined for misconduct. Yet the details of that bad behavior are never publicly revealed. More than a quarter of those incidents can be classified as criminal behavior — assaults, domestic violence, fleeing the scene of an accident, even criminal convictions. Civil Beat used annual summaries of misconduct provided to the Legislature by the Honolulu Police Department to compile 20 years of disciplinary action into an interactive database. Recent years include more information about officer misconduct, including whether an incident was sent to prosecutors or a disciplinary action was challenged by the union.
2018-8: Operated a personal vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant while off duty. Collided with a traffic light post and bus stop shelter. Refused to sumbit for testing for a measurable amount of alcohol as required by law.
Criminal Conduct Initiated:
Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant
Refusal to Submit to Testing for Measurable Amount of Alcohol
(Pursuant to the grievance process, arbitrator vacated the discharge and imposed a 6-month suspension.)
2017-10: Failed to stop and report being involved in a motor vehicle collision with his subsidized vehicle. Operated a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Was untruthful and provided contradictory statements during the investigation. Was untruthful and left his assignment without authorization or without being properly relieved to attend a family gathering. Consumed alcoholic beverages at the gathering while still on duty. Falsified information on the Daily Attendance Report.
Criminal Conduct Initiated: Accidents Involving Damage to Vehicle or Property Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of an Intoxicant
(Pursuant to the grievance process, discharge reduced to 10-month suspension.)
2016-46: While off duty, collided into a center median guardrail. Did not stop, and failed to inform police dispatch. Operated his subsidized vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Was untruthful during the investigation. Was not in possession of his driver's license. Refused to submit to a breath, blood or urine test.
2016-52: While off duty, rear-ended another vehicle and caused damage and bodily injury. Failed to stop and render aid or report the incident. Operated his vehilcle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Refused to submit to a breath, blood or urine test and a mandatory blood draw.