Hawaii Police Killings And In-Custody Deaths, 2010 to Present

By Yoohyun Jung
Civil Beat compiled data from police and prosecutor reports, medical examiner records and news accounts. Race and ethnicity data were supplemented by Mapping Police Violence and Public Accountability Chain data. Click on names to view more details. Rows with no links to media reports were names provided by the Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney and subsequently confirmed by Honolulu Police. This database will be updated as more information becomes available. Help Civil Beat fill in missing information by contributing via our tip form. See something that's wrong? Contact news@civilbeat.org.
Name Date Age Race Ethnicity Police Call Incident Area Specific Location Weapon Police Reason For Use of Force Force Used Media Report
Maurice Arrisgado Jr. 3/1/19 47 Asian Filipino Escaped inmate Kalihi St. Anthony Church None Escaped from jail Gun Link
Delmar Espejo 2/18/19 28 Asian Filipino Alcohol in public Honolulu State Capitol rotunda None Struggled with sheriff Gun Link
Bruce Zalonka 5/12/15 38 Pacific Islander Probation violation Chinatown Chinatown Gateway Plaza parking garage Gun Reached for gun Gun Link
Daniel Buckngham 6/17/21 31 White Break-in Hilo Residence Knife Sliced officers arm Gun Link
Ryan Santos 6/13/21 34 Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic violence Hilo Residence Gun Shot at officers Gun Link
Tori Kaneshiro 12/11/18 30 Asian Parked car Puna Intersection Gun Pointed rifle at officers Gun Link
Bert Mercado 11/27/18 42 Pacific Islander Stabbed himself Puna Residence Gun Pointed rifle at officers Gun, multuple officers Link
Ashley Elisna Grammer 10/12/18 26 Pacific Islander Stolen vehicle Puna Beach Road Vehicle Rammed police vehicles Gun, multiple officers Link
Justin Joshua Waiki 7/20/18 33 Asian/Pacific Islander Murder Kau Intersection Gun Shot at officers Gun, multiple officers Link
Gene Bernhardt 4/29/17 59 White Disturbance Hamakua Driveway Crossbow Pointed crossbow at officers Gun Link
Stephen Joshua Whitney 12/9/16 30 Pacific Islander Hawaiian Attempted murder Puna Highway 11 near Shipman Industrial Park Vehicle Drove at officers Gun Link
BJ Medeiros 7/21/16 36 Pacific Islander Armed with weapon Puna Intersection Gun Pointed gun at officers Gun Link
Kalyp Allen Rapoza 6/6/16 25 Hispanic Disturbance Hilo Residence Knife Lunged at officers Gun Link
Jonathan Watson 4/25/16 46 White/Pacific Islander Shooting Kau Residence None Fought with officers Physical restraint Link
Scottie Yanagawa 2/9/16 29 Pacific Islander Traffic stop Hilo Near Hilo Walmart Gun Shot at officers Gun, multiple officers Link
Ronald Barawis 2/5/16 38 Unknown Outstanding warrant Hilo Puainako Town Center Mcdonald's drive-thru Vehicle Drove at officers Gun Link
Randall Hatori 2/4/14 39 Pacific Islander Assault, violating TRO Kona Kona Coast Shopping Center None Struggled with officers Taser, physical restraint Link
Maurice Absidid-Wagner 7/26/20 30 Black Harassment Maalea None Tased officers Physical Restraint Link
Kaulana "Toji" Reinhardt 12/23/18 26 Pacific Islander Attempted Murder Wailuku Kaohu and South Market Street Handgun Shot at officers Gun, multiple officers Link
Raymond Hodge 8/5/15 39 Black Impersonating a police officer Kahului Keopualani Park Gun Shot at officers Gun, multuple officers Link
Shawn Akamine 6/13/15 46 Unknown Traffic Stop Wailuku Discount Mini Mart Gun Shot at officers Gun, self inflicted wound Link
Marshall Langford 5/22/12 31 Unknown Stolen Vehicle Kihei Mana Kai Maui Resort Pellet gun Pointed pellet gun at officers Gun Link
Mason Saio 8/16/13 21 Pacific Islander Stolen Vehicle Nawiliwili Nawiliwili Harbor parking lot Guns Pointed shotgun at officers Gun, multiple officers Link
Shendon Chandler-Taniguchi 12/2/11 21 Asian/Pacific Islander Assault, murder Waimea Menehune Road Knife Threatened officer with knife Gun Link
Richard Louis 2/5/12 62 White Assault Omao Residence Hammer Threatened officer with hammer Gun Link
Brandon Ventura 8/27/21 33 Unknown Barricade Kakaako Kawaiahao Street (near Queen and Kamakee Streets) Gun Brandished a hangun Gun Link
Elia S. Laeli 8/11/21 41 Unknown Man with a Knife Kalihi 1300 block of North School Street Machete Rushed at officers with a machete Gun Link
Lindani Myeni 4/14/21 29 Black South African Burglary Nuuanu Residence (not his) None Assault On Officer Gun Link
Iremamber Sykap 4/5/21 16 Asian/Pacific Islander Micronesian Spotted In Stolen Vehicle Ala Moana/McCully Intersection Vehicle Police pursuit/replica gun Gun, multiple officers Link
Caillen Paoakea Gentzler 12/28/20 45 Pacific Islander Native Hawaiian Serving Warrant Kaneohe Hookipa Apartments Vehicle Moving Vehicle Gun, multiple officers Link
Isaiah Pama 6/17/20 28 Asian Reported Disturbance Kaneohe Road None Struggle With Officers Physical Restraint Link
Dallas Pearce 1/6/20 33 Pacific Islander Escaped furlough inmate Kailua Aikahi Gardens subdivision Gun Struggle With Officers Gun, multiple officers Link
Dana Brown 12/17/19 27 Pacific Islander Traffic Violation Kapolei Campbell Industrial park Knife Lunged At Officer Gun Link
Dustin Spencer 12/16/19 34 Pacific Islander Theft Suspect Kalihi New City Nissan Car Dealership Gun Police chase/fired at officers Gun, multiple officers Link
Michael Kahalehoe 11/12/19 30 Pacific Islander Armed Robbery Kapolei Shell Gas Station Gun Moving Vehicle Gun, multiple officers Link
Peter Purcell 10/12/19 52 Mixed race Erratic behavior Pearl City Family member's residence None Acting erratically Physical restraint Link
Danny Colton 3/8/19 45 White Assault on others Waimanalo Driveway of a neighbor's house None Struggling while restrained Physical restraint Link
Kyle Thomas 2/20/19 26 White Shoplifting Mililani Intersection Vehicle Moving Vehicle Gun Link
Siatuu Tauai Jr. 1/29/19 51 Pacific Islander Traffic Violation Kapalama Intersection Vehicle Moving Vehicle Gun Link
Sherianne Leinaala Nixon 1/1/19 49 Pacific Islander Native Hawaiian Assault Wahiawa Residence None Acting erratically Physical Restraint Link
Tison Dinney 10/7/18 39 Pacific Islander Chuukese Man With A Knife State Capitol State Capitol Garden Shears Reached For Weapon Gun Link
Michael Perez 9/27/18 37 Hispanic Theft Suspect Dillingham Plaza Foodland parking lot Knife Threatened Officers With Knife Gun Link
Freddie Whitmore 9/20/18 55 White Drug search warrant McCully Century Center apartment Gun Pointed Gun Gun Link
Gavalynn Mahuka 7/26/18 53 Pacific Islander Barricade Nanakuli Residence Shotgun Shot At Officers, Police Dog Gun Link
Steven Allan Kaluahinui Hyer Jr. 6/24/18 32 Asian/Pacific Islander Barricade North Shore Residence Arrow Stabbed Police Dog Gun Link
Renie Cablay 6/1/18 55 Pacific Islander Traffic accident, barricade Waipahu Leolua Regent apartment complex Knife Threatened Officers With Knife Gun Link
Pekelo Sanchez 2/11/17 33 Pacific Islander Stolen Vehicle Aiea Townhome subdivision Vehicle Moving Vehicle Gun Link
Cameron Johnson 1/13/17 29 Pacific Islander Stolen Vehicle Laie Malaekahana Beach Park Vehicle Moving Vehicle Gun Link
Dwain Lasit 10/2/16 46 Hispanic Puerto Rican Erratic behavior Waianae Inside ambulance None Acting erratically Physical restraint Link
Walden Dang 6/28/16 61 Asian Man With A Knife Makiki Public housing complex Knife Threatened Officers With Knife Gun, multiple officers Link
Sheldon Haleck 3/16/15 38 Pacific Islander Samoan Man Acting Erratically Downtown King Street in front of Iolani Palace None Erratic Behavior Taser, Physical Restraint Link
James Pickard Jr. 8/6/14 51 Hispanic/Latino Stolen Vehicle Pacific Palisades Residence Vehicle Moving Vehicle Gun, multiple officers Link
Richard Lee Nelson 7/30/14 52 Unknown Suspected DUI Waikiki Road Vehicle Moving Vehicle Gun Link
Victor Rivera 12/14/13 43 Hispanic/Latino Domestic Dispute Waipahu Residence Mango Picker Threatened Officers With Weapon Taser, Gun Link
Stephen Dinnan 6/4/13 35 White Stolen Vehicle Waimanalo Near residence None Struggle With Officers Choking Link
Gregory Gordon 1/15/13 22 White Traffic Violation Waikiki Road Vehicle Moving Vehicle Gun, multiple officers Link
Aaron Torres 2/20/12 37 Asian Filipino Man Acting Erratically Nanakuli Residence None Struggle With Officers Physical Restraint Link
Herbden Gabriel 4/26/11 46 Unknown Armed Robbery Waimalu Waimalu Shopping Center Gun Refused To Drop Gun Gun Link
Mark Ahnee 4/14/11 28 Unknown Vehicle Theft Aina Haina Intersection Gun Fired At Police Gun Link
Michael Kahana Davis 2/24/11 50 Asian/Pacific Islander Attempted Vehicle Theft Kalihi Parking lot Gun Fired At Police Gun Link
Reno Velleses 6/8/10 36 Asian/Pacific Islander Assault Waianae First Hawaiian Bank Waianae Branch Machete Swung Machete At Officers Gun, multiple officers Link