Six police officers accused of drinking on duty while being paid OT
Posted: Jun 03, 2012 10:31 AM PDT Updated: Jun 03, 2012 10:31 AM PDT
By Brett Collar
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Six Honolulu police officers face two separate investigations because they're accused of drinking at a bar on duty while getting paid overtime for a special police operation, the Honolulu Police Department said.
A police department spokeswoman said the six plain clothes officers accused of drinking on the clock work in HPD's district one, which encompasses the urban Honolulu area.
The officers were getting paid overtime through a federal grant to work on an underage drinking enforcement operation, an HPD source said.
The six HPD officers did legitimate investigative work for the first six hours of their operation, but then they decided to go drinking for the last two hours of their operation, and collected overtime for the two hours they spent drinking, a source said.