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.
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.
2015-41: Challenged an individual to a fight and assaulted him by throwing him to the ground. Was discourteous and used profanity. Failed to properly report the incident and failed to submit a Use of Force form. Failed to check on the individual's injuries or provide him with emergency services. (Pursuant to grievance process, dicharge reduced to a 30-day suspension.)