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.
2017-37: Used unprofessional language and conduct toward a superior officer. Raised his voice and used unprofessional language, which included profanity, implied threats of violence, and expressions of insubordination.
(Pursuant to the grievance process, suspension reduced from 3 days to 1 day.)
2017-44: Used profanity and unprofessional language when interacting with a supervisor. Made derogatory and unprofessional comments about several other supervisors. Called a suspect and made misleading statements about the Honolulu Police Department.
2016-21: Provided an unredacted copy of a police report to the news media. Failed to report for duty at the scheduled start time. Attended court for personal reasons while on duty. Was untruthful to a superior officer.
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