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.
2016-42: Was untruthful when he notified police dispatch that he conducted a traffic stop on the complainant. Wrote a citation for an expired safety inspection but did not issue it. Forged the complainant's signature on the citation. Submitted the fraudulent citation to the court. (Pursuant to grievance process, discharged reduced to 10-day suspension.)
2016-43: Was involved in an argument with his girlfriend. Grabbed his girlfriend's hair to prevent her from exiting a moving vehicle. Pushed her out of the vehicle after it stopped. (Pursuant to grievance process, discharge reduced to 3-day suspension.) (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department investigation)
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.
2016-47: Failed to immediately investigate a motor vehicle collision involving another officer. Failed to remain impartial when the officer had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and displayed signs of impairment. Drove the officer to his residence without approval from a supervisor.
2016-48: Failed to immediately investigate a motor vehicle collision involving another officer. Failed to remain impartial when the officer had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and displayed signs of impairment. Instructed another officer to transport the impaired officer home without approval from a supervisor.