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.
2014-13: 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.