Days Suspended

Type of Misconduct

Year

Status

Prosecutors Notified

Union Intervention

Honolulu Police Misconduct

2019-12: Staged the burglary of his residence and burnt his vehicle in an attempt to collect an insurance payment. Made a false police report and collected an insurance payment due to a fraudulent claim. Criminal Conduct Initiated: Insurance Fraud Theft False Reporting to Law-Enforcement Authorities (Prosecutors not notified because state Attorney General handled investigation.)

Discharged
Final
No
No
N/A

2017-7: Did not accurately record his on-duty police mileage and submitted mileage for days when he was not on duty. Failed to respond to these allegations.

10-day suspension
Final
No
No
N/A

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.)

300-day suspension
Final
Yes
Yes
N/A

2017-46: Recovered drugs and drug paraphernalia and failed to generate a police report or submit the items into evidence. Did not conduct a thorough investigation. Was untruthful and/or falsified and omitted information in his submitted reports. Criminal Conduct Initiated: Theft in the Fourth Degree (Pursuant to the grievance process, discharge reduced to 60-day suspension.)

60-day suspension
Final
Yes
Yes
N/A

2016-37: Failed to remain impartial during a Motor Vehicle Collision investigation. Misclassified a Motor Vehicle Collision report and failed to indicate that it was alcohol related.

3-day suspension
Pending grievance
Yes
No
N/A

2016-42: Was untruthful when he notified police dispatch that he conducted a traffic stop on the complainant. Wrote a citation for an expired safety inspection but did not issue it. Forged the complainant's signature on the citation. Submitted the fraudulent citation to the court. (Pursuant to grievance process, discharged reduced to 10-day suspension.)

10-day suspension
Final
Yes
No
N/A

2016-50: Conducted an unauthorized search of an individual's backpack. Caused the investigation and the individual's arrest to be tainted.

20-day suspension
Final
No
Yes
Dennis Higa

2015-7: Continued a pursuit after the pursuit was terminated by a supervisor. Did not declare or notify dispatch about his continued involvement in the pursuit and did not provide the necessary information to update the pursuit. Created an unreasonable risk given the circumstances and conditions. Falsified information in his police report.

10-day suspension
Arbitration
Yes
No
N/A

2015-8: Continued a pursuit after the pursuit was terminated by a supervisor. Did not declare or notify dispatch about his continued involvement in the pursuit and did not provide the necessary information to update the pursuit. Created an unreasonable risk given

10-day suspension
Arbitration
Yes
No
N/A

2015-14: Collected mileage fees that he was not entitled to. Falsely recorded his court mileage.

10-day suspension
Pending grievance
Yes
Yes
N/A