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.
2015-37: Was involved in a motor vehicle collision with an unattended parked vehicle, fled the scene, and failed to initiate a police report. Was untruthful during the administrative investigation. Operated a vehicle with an expired tax registration and safety check.
Criminal Conduct Initiated:
Fled Scene - Duty Upon Striking Unattended Vehicle or Other Property (Traffic Violation)
(Pursuant to the grievance process, suspension reduced from 15 days to 5 days.)
2015-22: Was involved in a verbal argument with his girlfriend which turned physical when he pushed her. Was involved in an argument with a taxi driver. Entered the taxi and threw out property belonging to the driver. Damaged the taxi door. (Pursuant to grievance process, suspension reduced from 10 days to 5 days.)
2015-6: Was involved in a motor vehicle collision while responding to a nonemergency call. Was found to be speeding and failed to activate his blue lights and siren. Failed to use his seat belt. (Pursuant to grievance process, suspension reduced from 20 days to 10 days.)
2014-42: Grabbed son by the throat and punched him in the chest with a closed fist. Punched two holes in the wall next to son's head. Kicked a hole in the wall next to son's head while sone was crouched down in a seated position.
2014-40: Was involved in a motor vehicle collision while off duty and failed to remain and provide required personal information. Failed to remain at the scene of a motor vehicle collision that resulted in bodily injury to the victim. Submitted a falsified statement form.
2014-06: Operated a personal motor vehicle without No Fault insurance coverage. Called the insurance carrier to reinstate the policy after getting into a motor vehicle collision (MVC). Filed a claim for damages sustained in the MVC and falsified the time the collision occurred. Criminal case initiated and investigated by the Department of the Attorney General.
2014-05: Fled the scene of a motor vehicle collision with a parked vehicle and other property. Failed to provide necessary information as mandated by law. Was untruthful in a written statement and digitally recorded interviews.