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.
2015-41: 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.)
2015-55: Failed to lead, train and direct his personnel. Failed to notify a superviser to respond toa crime scene involving another officer. Failed to ensure that a proper investigation was conducted and propertly documented. Failed to ensure that the proper reports were initiated and forwarded.
2014-13: Had a surfboard on a city-owned and police subsidized vehicle on several occasions and was surfing while on duty. Used derogatory language in response to comments from a coworker. Sent an email containing a condescending comment. Made a condescending comment to an officer during a training class.
2014-19: Was overbearing and discourteous. Used profanity toward the complainant. Failed to notify a supervisor that another officer had utilized an unauthorized handheld deployment device to fire an unknown substance at the complainant.