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.
2015-7: Continued a pursuit after the pursuit was terminated by a supervisor. Did not declare or notify dispatch about his continued involvement in the pursuit and did not provide the necessary information to update the pursuit. Created an unreasonable risk given the circumstances and conditions. Falsified information in his police report.
2015-8: Continued a pursuit after the pursuit was terminated by a supervisor. Did not declare or notify dispatch about his continued involvement in the pursuit and did not provide the necessary information to update the pursuit. Created an unreasonable risk given
2015-41: Challenged an individual to a fight and assaulted him by throwing him to the ground. Was discourteous and used profanity. Failed to properly report the incident and failed to submit a Use of Force form. Failed to check on the individual's injuries or provide him with emergency services.
(Pursuant to grievance process, dicharge reduced to a 30-day suspension.)
2015-23: Failed to operate an HPD vehicle in a reasonable and prudent manner by driving at a high rate of speed without cause or justification, which resulted in a collision with a concrete median. Failed to use his seat belt. (Pursuant to grievance process, suspension reduced from 3 days to 2 days.)
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.