Days Suspended

Type of Misconduct

Year

Status

Prosecutors Notified

Union Intervention

Honolulu Police Misconduct

2022-014: Failed to supervise and ensure that personnel were proactivelytaking enforcement action during their entire shift. Improperlyauthorized department personnel to work back-to-back shiftsand/or weekly hours that exceeded the maximum limit. Failed toabide by the weekly overtime limits by repeatedly working overthe established limitation.Criminal Conduct Initiated:Theft in the Fourth Degree

5 days-day suspension
Pending grievance
No
Yes

2020-53: Failed to supervise and did not immediately intervene and/or take appropriate action to stop an argument between another officer and a detainee which subsequently escalated to a physical confrontation. Failed to file required departmental documentation and take appropriate administrative action regarding the incident.

10-day suspension
Pending grievance
Yes
No
N/A

2020-21: Failed to properly investigate several cases and supervise a subordinate to complete the outstanding cases.(Officer retired prior to 10-day suspension.)

10-day suspension
Final
No
No
John Rathjen
2020-23

2020-16: Submitted falsified information on documentation for Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an intoxicant roadblocks. Failed to properly supervise personnel and ensure that related documentation was submitted with accurate information. Criminal Conduct Initiated:Tampering with a Government Record(Pursuant to the grievance process, discharge was reduced to 20 days suspension.)

20-day suspension
Final
Yes
Yes

2020-15: Submitted falsified information on documentation for Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an intoxicant roadblocks. Failed to properly supervise personnel and ensure that related documentation was submitted with accurate information. Criminal Conduct Initiated:Tampering with a Government Record(Officer retired prior to discharge.)

Discharged
Final
No
Yes
John Bennett

2016-15: Failed to properly supervise his subordinates at the scene of an off-duty shooting incident.(Pursuant to the grievance process, arbitrator vacated the 10-day suspension as the arbitrator determined that there was insufficient evidence to support the "clear and convincing" standard of the imposed discipline. The arbitrator felt that the involved personnel acted accordingly when investigating the incident, and the officer provided appropriate direction to subordinates throughout the investigation.)

No action-day suspension
Final
Yes
No
N/A

2016-14: Failed to properly supervise his subordinates at the scene of an off-duty shooting incident.(Pursuant to the grievance process, arbitrator vacated the 10-day suspension as the arbitrator determined that there was insufficient evidence to support the "clear and convincing" standard of the imposed discipline. The arbitrator felt that the involved personnel acted accordingly when investigating the incident, and the officerprovided appropriate direction to subordinates throughout the investigation.)

No action-day suspension
Final
Yes
No
N/A
2017-32

2016-13: Failed to properly supervise his subordinates at the scene of an off-duty shooting incident.(Pursuant to the grievance process, arbitrator vacated the 10-day suspension as the arbitrator determined that there was insufficient evidence to support the "clear and convincing" standard of the imposed discipline. The arbitrator felt that the involved personnel acted accordingly when investigating the incident, and the officerprovided appropriate direction to subordinates throughout the investigation. )

No action-day suspension
Final
Yes
No
N/A

2016-12: Failed to properly supervise his subordinates at the scene of an off-duty shooting incident.(Pursuant to the grievance process, 1 O-day suspension was rescinded. After conducting a hearing, the Civil Service Commission found that there was insufficient evidence to justify the imposition of a 1 O-day suspension. The Commission foundthat the officer's explanation for his actions and decisions were credible and that there was insufficient evidence to support the allegation that the officer failed to lead and direct his subordinates to conduct a complete investigation into an incident involving an off-duty police officer.)

No action-day suspension
Final
Yes
No
N/A

2015-55: Failed to lead, train and direct his personnel. Failed to notify a superviser to respond to a 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.(Twenty-day suspension upheld after arbitration.)

20-day suspension
Final
Yes
No
N/A
2015-59