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.
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.
2016-53: While off duty, had his blue light on his vehicle in violation of departmental policy. Did not immediately declare a motor vehicle pursuit. Failed to notify and update police dispatch. Did not continuously utilize his flashing blue lights and siren during the pursuit. Did not prepare and submit a To/From report for the pursuit. Did not prepare and submit police reports regarding the performance of his duties.