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.
2020-46: Reported to work in an impaired state which affected his ability to perform assigned duties. Abandoned assigned post without being relieved of duty and/or without proper notifcation to a supervisor. Left equipment unattended at assigned post.
Criminal Conduct Initiated:
Theft in the Fourth Degree
(Prosecutors not notified because unable to establish the elements of a crime.)
2020-32: Made arrangements to purchase a firearm from an individual who intended to submit it for destruction. Failed to pay the individual for the firearm upon possession. Failed to submit a report and properly submit the firearm for destruction.
2018-17: While off duty, arrived at the scene of a traffic stop and drove the motorist away from scene prior to the motorist I being arrested for Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant.
(Pursuant to the grievance process, suspension reduced from 5 days to 3 days.)
2015-15: Placed several subordinate officers on special assignment and then told them to go home for the day upon completion of the assignment. (Pursuant to grievance process, suspension reduced from 3 days to 1 day.)