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.
2021-018: Engaged in a dating and/or romantic relationship with a
subordinate officer. Compelled and/or caused the complainant
to continue the relationship or face possible termination.
*Officer resigned prior to discharge.
2021-016: Was unprofessional and/or disrespectful when he yelled at and
used profanity when speaking to a superior officer. Was
unprofessional and/or failed to create and maintain a respectful
2018-20: Accessed confidential information for personal use. Took and damaged property belonging to another officer.
Criminal Conduct Initiated:
Abuse of Family or Household Members
Unauthorized Computer Access in the Second Degree
Unauthorized Entry into Motor Vehicle in the First Degree
2017-5: As a supervisor, retaliated against a subordinate officer by speaking to the subordinate officer in an unprofessional manner.
(Pursuant to the grievance process, suspension reduced from 1 day to a written reprimand.)
2016-30: Did not generate a police report for the complainant. Sent an unprofessional message on his mobile data computer to another officer.
(Pursuant to the grievance process, suspension reduced from 3 days to 1 day.)