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.
2014-42: Grabbed son by the throat and punched him in the chest with a closed fist. Punched two holes in the wall next to son's head. Kicked a hole in the wall next to son's head while sone was crouched down in a seated position.
2014-47: Use more force than necessary to take a male to the ground, and the male sustained substantial injuries to the facial area as a result. Failed to document the use of force against the male in a police report.