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Moloka‘i Officer Arrested, Criminal Investigation Underway

June 8, 2019, 1:51 PM HST
* Updated June 8, 2:22 PM
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A ten year veteran of the Maui Police Department has been place on administrative leave following his arrest in connection with a drug investigation.

According to Maui police, in early 2019, the Department’s Criminal Investigation Division received information that suggested that a Maui Police Department Officer was involved in drug related activity on the island of Moloka’i.

“The credibility and veracity of the information was vetted and provided probable cause to initiate a criminal and concurrent internal investigation,” police said.

Search warrants for cellphones, computers and lockers were obtained and on June 7, 2019 a team of detectives from Maui executed the warrants.

As a result, Officer Daniel Imakyure was arrested for: Criminal Attempt and Attempting to Aid Another, under Hawaiʻi Revised Statute Section 705-501.

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Maui police say he was also “found to be complicit” in the distribution of drugs to the residents of Molokaʻi and was arrested for: first degree Promotion of a Dangerous Drug and Criminal Conspiracy.

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He was released pending further investigation.

Police say that because this an active criminal investigation, no further details will be provided at this time.

Officer Imakyure has been employed by the Maui Police Department since November 2009 and was attached to the Moloka’i Patrol District for most of his career. He was placed on administrative leave with pay.

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