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.
2016-52: 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.
2016-54: Visited multiple physicians/practitioners and provided false information in order to obtain multiple prescriptions for the same/similar controlled substances. Filled every prescription, illegally possessing large quantities of those controlled substances. (Hawaii Department of Public Safety investigation.)
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.)