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.
2020-28: Involved in verbal argument with ex-girlfriend, which escalated into physical altercation where he pushed her, causing her to fall to the ground and sustain an abrasion.
Criminal Conduct Initiated:
Abuse of Family or Household Members
(Prosecutors not notified because Department of Public Safety handled the investigation.)
(Pursuant to the grievance process, discharge reduced to 115 day suspension.)