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.
2020-49: Conducted personal business on duty by meeting with a female acquaintance for nonwork-related matters. Sent multiple inappropriate text messages and/or confidential police information to the female.
Criminal Conduct Initiated:
Sexual Assault in the Second Degree
Sexual Assault in the Fourth Degree
(Prosecutors not notified because unable to establish the elements of a crime.)