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.
2016-46: While off duty, collided into a center median guardrail. Did not stop, and failed to inform police dispatch. Operated his subsidized vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Was untruthful during the investigation. Was not in possession of his driver's license. Refused to submit to a breath, blood or urine test.
2016-52: While off duty, rear-ended another vehicle and caused damage and bodily injury. Failed to stop and render aid or report the incident. Operated his vehilcle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Refused to submit to a breath, blood or urine test and a mandatory blood draw.
2015-6: Was involved in a motor vehicle collision while responding to a nonemergency call. Was found to be speeding and failed to activate his blue lights and siren. Failed to use his seat belt. (Pursuant to grievance process, suspension reduced from 20 days to 10 days.)
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.)
2015-23: Failed to operate an HPD vehicle in a reasonable and prudent manner by driving at a high rate of speed without cause or justification, which resulted in a collision with a concrete median. Failed to use his seat belt. (Pursuant to grievance process, suspension reduced from 3 days to 2 days.)
2015-37: Was involved in a motor vehicle collision with an unattended parked vehicle, fled the scene, and failed to initiate a police report. Was untruthful during the administrative investigation. Operated a vehicle with an expired tax registration and safety check.
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.