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.
2014-31: Tried to pursue a personal friendship and initiated inapprpriate communications with another officer. Violated the sexual harassment policy by continuing to send unwanted text messages to the officer.
(Three-day suspension upheld after grievance.)
2013-24: While on duty, in uniform, and in view of the public, the officer argued with a coworker and challenged him to a fight. After the confrontation, the officer telephoned the coworker as a continuation of the incident.