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.
2021-001: Was involved in a physical confrontation with the complainant,
causing pain and injury. Harassed and/or acted inappropriately
when he continued to approach and argue with the complainant
after she told him to leave her alone. Sent numerous text
messages to the complainant that were demeaning and/or
Criminal Conduct Initiated:
Abuse of Family or Household Members
Criminal Property Damage in the Third Degree
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.
2017-14: Entered a van without permission and maliciously used physical force against the occupant. Used overbearing and oppressive conduct while under the color of his police authority. Failed to initiate and submit a police report to document his actions. Used his HPD-issued electric gun in an unlawful and unreasonable manner and failed to notify a supervisor.
Criminal Conduct Initiated: Unauthorized Entry Into Motor Vehicle in the First Degree
(Prosecutor not notifief because unable to locate compainant.)