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.
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 officer
provided appropriate direction to subordinates throughout the investigation.)