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Exclusive: HPD Cracks Down on Police Abuse (2014)
Surveillance video caught Kalihi CRU officer Vincent Morre punching, kicking and throwing a chair at a man while Morre
was trying to serve an arrest warrant for another man at a game room near Kapiolani Boulevard. Moore is now on desk
duty and faces an FBI investigation into possible civil rights violations.
Hawaii News Now: Troubled officer faced spouse abuse, police brutality claim (Sept. 2014)
Huffington Post: Honolulu Cop Slams Man To Ground (March 2015)
According to the TV station, the officer in the latest video is Officer Siave Seti Jr., who has been with HPD for two years.
He can be seen picking up Eric Musrasrik and throwing him onto the concrete. Seti then attempts to take the cell phone
away from the person recording.
Hawaii police killed at least 36 in 20 years plus others like Stephen Dinnan and Aaron Torres not included in data
Much of the outrage has been limited to a small group of University of Hawaii faculty members, who are now calling for more
accountability of law enforcement. They are concerned about lethal use of force, officer misconduct and a recent FBI probe into
Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his department.
“You can safely say that Hawaii is nowhere near the gold standard when it comes to systems of oversight,” said Meda Chesney-
Lind, a University of Hawaii criminologist. “We should be part of a national conversation about police accountability but we don’t
Death Numbers Understated: The numbers don’t give a complete picture of how many people were killed by officers in that 20-
year span. For instance, the deaths of Stephen Dinnan and Aaron Torres are not included in the data. Dinnan died in 2013 when
an unidentified Honolulu police officer put him in a chokehold and held him face-down on the ground. Torres was killed by
Honolulu police in 2012, also while being held face-down in the dirt. The Honolulu Police Department did not identify the officers
who killed Torres, but the City Council did approve a $1.4 million settlement with his family.
All but one of the 36 people killed by police died from gunshots.