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.
2015-22: Was involved in a verbal argument with his girlfriend which turned physical when he pushed her. Was involved in an argument with a taxi driver. Entered the taxi and threw out property belonging to the driver. Damaged the taxi door. (Pursuant to grievance process, suspension reduced from 10 days to 5 days.)
2015-38: Shoved and grabbed his girlfriend and tried to restrict her breathing. Took her cell phone and wallet. Damaged a vehicle window. Slashed the tires of another vehicle. Was untruthful during the administrative investigation and was found to be malingering.
2015-2: Pushed his wife onto the bed, grabbed her neck, and applied pressure to her nose. Threatened his wife while he pushed her neck and face down onto the bed. (Pursuant to grievance process, discharge reduced to 20-day suspension.)