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.
2005-21: Fled the scene of a motor vehicle collision and failed to render aid to an injured motorist. Failed to provide information and report the incident. Was insubordinate. Left police-issued equipment and a firearm unattended and unsecured in the vehicle. Was untruthful during an administrative investigation.
2004-3: Failed to assign a complaint to an investigator. Disobeyed direct order. Made inappropriate comments of a sexual nature. Failed to properly supervise subordinates. Interfered with an investigation. Was untruthful.
2003-17: Conducted surveillance without notifying the lead investigator, thereby placing others in unnecessary danger. Failed to provide leadership and supervision to ensure the efficiency of the unit’s operation.