Feds charge ex-HPD officer - Hawaii News

Feds charge ex-HPD officer - Hawaii News

There are 83 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jun 16, 2009, titled Feds charge ex-HPD officer - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Federal authorities yesterday charged a former Honolulu police officer who has a history of reckless use of firearms, drug use and abuse, for allegedly using illicit drugs and possessing three handguns, including one with a defaced serial number.

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the thai kid

Bangkok, Thailand

#1 Jun 16, 2009
ha ha oink oink went the little piggie as he abused his piggie wife take the cop to court and convict him for spouse abuse
pali

Laurel, MD

#2 Jun 16, 2009
the thai kid wrote:
ha ha oink oink went the little piggie as he abused his piggie wife take the cop to court and convict him for spouse abuse
It has been weeks since there has been a "negative" story related to HPD. And even this one is about an "ex" officer, one who it seems was legitimately removed from the department.

And this was the best you could do? All this time drooling in front of your monitor waiting for the chance to slam HPD with your "hater" replies and all you could muster was this weak, juvenile and transparent drivle?

You are a moron. BTW, does your parole officer know you left town?
Jake

Kahului, HI

#4 Jun 16, 2009
How does someone like this get into HPD? Let's hope it's not a pattern.
Drugs

Honolulu, HI

#5 Jun 16, 2009
Drugs claim another victim, it doesn't matter whether you are a cop or joe public, don't try it. Everybody thinks they can handle the drugs but it always ends up the drugs control your life and you wind up losing your home, family,freedom,and maybe your life. Learn the lesson now kids don't become a loser.
Be a winner

Honolulu, HI

#6 Jun 16, 2009
If you take drugs you can go from hero to convict, be a winner don't take drugs. All who try drugs are on their way to be big losers. Where is HPD's crack down on drugs. It's been a long time since HPD has made any big raids, is it because they are afraid to catch all the cops on drugs? Again do you notice that HPD never catches their own? The FBI or DEA are the ones who catch the HPD officers, Chief Putzulu are you the same as all the previous chiefs and let drugs and crime by HPD cops continue?
Chief Putzulu

Honolulu, HI

#7 Jun 16, 2009
Are you a pretend chief or are you a real chief and will clean up HPD? The whole state knows HPD has always been a haven for criminals and only one chief ever did anything about it, that was Chief Gibbs. Chief Gibbs was the only real chief, will you just play the game and take it easy or will you stand up to all the crime and corruption in HPD? Take the stage Chief Putzulu and show Honolulu what you are made of. Most people think you will just sit in your comfy chair in your AC office and wait for a fat retirement. Are you a real cop or slacker like Boise?
HPD Union

Honolulu, HI

#8 Jun 16, 2009
Was the union protecting this rogue cop when he was in? Does the union help or oppose trying to cleanup HPD? Seems like the union tries to protect its members no matter what, is that true Chief Putzulu? Does the union recommend drug rehab to its officers to save the officer and HPD or do they blindly protect the criminal cops? Please respond Chief Putzulu.
Define Putzulu

Kailua, HI

#9 Jun 16, 2009
Shareholder

Kaneohe, HI

#10 Jun 16, 2009
Steroids and guns dont mix and like usual HPD has failed to police their own.
alice

Kahului, HI

#11 Jun 16, 2009
too much hpd corruption
Cheshire Popoki

Odense, Denmark

#12 Jun 16, 2009
Rik failed his whiz quiz a long time ago. Termination was years ago.
What happened

Honolulu, HI

#13 Jun 16, 2009
What happened to HPD? They had some very good officers in the past but now they are the lowest quality ever. Something must be wrong with their selection process to pick so many lazy, stupid, losers, to become cops. Certainly there are good, honest cops but more and more lazy, immoral, criminal cops plague HPD. I guess when people like Boise and Putzulu make chief it shows HPD's quality has hit rock bottom. The high pay and excellent benefits has not attracted good officers so they might as well cut the pay in half and get rid of the benefits because the quality of officers remains the same. Save the City some money and cut the pay in half.
Keepin it real

San Diego, CA

#14 Jun 16, 2009
Jake wrote:
How does someone like this get into HPD? Let's hope it's not a pattern.
In his prime, Rik was a superb Officer who was well liked by his peers and his supervisors. Rik was always someone you could have counted on.

This story is so sad in so many ways. Drugs don't care who you are and what you do for a living. Its starts off innocently enough, and will slowly destroy even the strongest of us all. All the politicians that spew silly talk about legalizing illicit drugs should just take a look at this one tragedy.

Illicit drug use has claimed many...Judges, lawyers, Doctors, Firemen, Police Officers, Teachers, etc.

Hopefully, Rik can find a way out of the hole his is in and recover.
Keepin it real

San Diego, CA

#15 Jun 16, 2009
Shareholder wrote:
Steroids and guns dont mix and like usual HPD has failed to police their own.
Hey, reading comprehension is a good thing...Rik got fired. HPD policed its own.

Learn not to skip words, it helps you understand the story.
Keepin it real

San Diego, CA

#16 Jun 16, 2009
What happened wrote:
What happened to HPD? They had some very good officers in the past but now they are the lowest quality ever. Something must be wrong with their selection process to pick so many lazy, stupid, losers, to become cops. Certainly there are good, honest cops but more and more lazy, immoral, criminal cops plague HPD. I guess when people like Boise and Putzulu make chief it shows HPD's quality has hit rock bottom. The high pay and excellent benefits has not attracted good officers so they might as well cut the pay in half and get rid of the benefits because the quality of officers remains the same. Save the City some money and cut the pay in half.
You are an idiot.

HPD Admin had to hire back some real criminals in the past few years. Officers who broke the law and were fired, but due to technicalities had to be re-hired by the department. It is not the Chief's decision to rehire them, it is the law. Dont like it, then change the law...or at least elect officials who will try to make the changes.

Every profession that has a union has to deal with this...plumbers, carpenters, firefighters, airlines, etc. You would think it would be different for the police as they are supposed to be the protectors. It's not. They are bound by the same laws that protect city clerks and state highway workers.
lukela

Lihue, HI

#17 Jun 16, 2009
So many folks insist on refering to this guy as an HPD officer, and a relection of HPD. Seems they somehow missed the part about him being terminated from HPD.
What they have in common

Honolulu, HI

#18 Jun 16, 2009
Cops, doctors, teachers, prosecutors, nurses, construction workers, several Miss Hawaiis, etc., all arrested on drugs.
What do they have in common? I never had the urge to take drugs but its just curious to me why all these people want to take drugs and risk the lost of their family, careers, homes, etc.? Maybe I'm to plain and just go to work and try my best to survive and take care of my family. I've lived a very hard life but never took drugs like most honest, hardworking people. Can anyone please tell me why they take drugs.
Kaaawa43

Waipahu, HI

#19 Jun 16, 2009
This was a long time coming - no doubt this guy - much like the meth-dealing officer Silva in Kaaawa that was arrested a few years ago was NO surprise around the HPD, and much like other thugs we STILL have in the community get a free pass by intimidating their neighbors with, "Do you KNOW who I am ?- You complain to 'the police' and I'm going to know !"

Heck, there is STILL a well-known cock-fighting operation in Kaaawa at the residence of an HPD officer with a sign on the driveway to stay away or you might get shot ! Been there for years.

Nothing changes.
Bad attitude

Honolulu, HI

#20 Jun 16, 2009
Chief Putzulu how come you let all this criminal activity by HPD officers continue? How come so many officers are breaking the law and nothing is done about it? Putzulu are you a real cop or just a mall cop? Perhaps you should come on the news and announce a crack down on cops who break the law and bring the union representative with you so he can agree and show HPD is an real law enforcement organization.
surprised

Honolulu, HI

#21 Jun 16, 2009
Keepin it real wrote:
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You are an idiot.
HPD Admin had to hire back some real criminals in the past few years. Officers who broke the law and were fired, but due to technicalities had to be re-hired by the department. It is not the Chief's decision to rehire them, it is the law. Dont like it, then change the law...or at least elect officials who will try to make the changes.
Every profession that has a union has to deal with this...plumbers, carpenters, firefighters, airlines, etc. You would think it would be different for the police as they are supposed to be the protectors. It's not. They are bound by the same laws that protect city clerks and state highway workers.
What a surprise, I didn't know HPD had to hire back criminal cops. Too bad they make the good cops look bad too. What a sorrowful situation.

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