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 16 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.
2016-21: 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.
2016-27: Failed to remove his blue rooftop light upon the completion of his shift. Was flagged down and became involved in a physcial confrontation with a male suspect. The male sustained substantial bodily injury. Failed to obtain pertinent information from a witness.
2016-28: Pulled the complainant's hair, causing the complainant to fall to the ground and hit her face. Failed to report the incident or remain at the scene. (Pursuant to grievance process, suspension reduced from 3 days to 2 days.)