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.
2016-21: Provided an unredacted copy of a police report to the news media. Failed to report for duty at the scheduled start time. Attended court for personal reasons while on duty. Was untruthful to a superior officer.
(Pursuant to grievance process, suspension reduced from 10 days to five days.)
2016-42: Was untruthful when he notified police dispatch that he conducted a traffic stop on the complainant. Wrote a citation for an expired safety inspection but did not issue it. Forged the complainant's signature on the citation. Submitted the fraudulent citation to the court. (Pursuant to grievance process, discharged reduced to 10-day suspension.)
2016-46: While off duty, collided into a center median guardrail. Did not stop, and failed to inform police dispatch. Operated his subsidized vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Was untruthful during the investigation. Was not in possession of his driver's license. Refused to submit to a breath, blood or urine test.
Criminal Conduct Initiated:
Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant
(Pursuant to the grievance process, officer retired in lieu of discharge.)
2016-54: Visited multiple physicians/practitioners and provided false information in order to obtain multiple prescriptions for the same/similar controlled substances. Filled every prescription, illegally possessing large quantities of those controlled substances.
(Prosecutor not notified because it was a Hawaii Department of Public Safety investigation.)
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
2015-17: Failed to proceed to or arrive at a traffic-related assignment and/or remain at her assignment and on duty until propertly relieved. Was untruthful during the administrative investigation. (Pursuant to grievance process, suspension reduced from 10 days to 7 days.)
2015-29: Kicked and struck two males and pushed a female while looking for a suspect in a game room. Falsified a report. Failed to check on the injured parties or provide them with emergency services. (FBI investigation)