A recent national investigation by the Associated Press exposed hundreds of officers who were fired for sexual misconduct, including raping women while on the job.

The news organization pulled files from dozens of states, but there was no information about Hawaii.

“Hawaii does not certify officers at the state level and did not provide any information to the AP,” the AP explained.

But that doesn’t mean sexual misconduct by police officers doesn’t happen in the Aloha State.

It’s just difficult to uncover because of the lack of a statewide police standards board and a state law that blocks most police misconduct from the public’s view.

In 2011, Honolulu police officer James Easley was fired after a woman accused him of raping her on the hood of his patrol car.

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He was never charged with a crime, and the only public reference to the incident was a line in the police department’s annual report to the Legislature that said an officer had been fired for not answering his radio and for conducting “personal business while on duty.” He was not named and no other details were provided.

A Civil Beat database of Honolulu police misconduct shows 16 other incidents between 2000 and 2013 relating to sexual misconduct.

In 2000, an unnamed officer received a two-day suspension for inappropriately touching a woman and making inappropriate comments. Three years later, another officer received a five-day suspension for engaging “in improper sexual contact.”

The Police Department didn’t provide any other details about the incidents.

Click here to read more about police miscoduct in Hawaii or check out our 2013 investigation, In The Name of the Law: What the Public Isn’t Being Told About Police Misconduct.

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