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.
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:
False Reporting to Law-Enforcement Authorities
(Prosecutors not notified because state Attorney General handled investigation.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.
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