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.
2017-5: As a supervisor, retaliated against a subordinate officer by speaking to the subordinate officer in an unprofessional manner.
(Pursuant to the grievance process, suspension reduced from 1 day to a written reprimand.)
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.)
2017-39: While off duty, went to an event while attired in his police uniform and driving a police vehicle in violation of departmental policy. Was unprofessional when interacting with a former family member who also attended the event.
(Pursuant to the grievance process, suspension reduced from 5 days to 3 days.)
2016-06: Swore at the complainant and her passengers in an aggressive and condescending manner. Was unprofessional and overbearing. Ordered the complainant's passengers to exit the vehicle and walk home.
Criminal Conduct Initiated:
(Pursuant to the grievance process, suspension reduced from 20 days to 15 days.)