Erik Smith

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Service Record

Honolulu Hawaii Police Department

Rank Officer
Last Known Status Terminated[1]

Incident Reports

2021 Pursuit of Jonaven Perkins-Sinapati

Erik Smith booking photo
Erik Smith

Response Timeline

Smith was placed on administrative leave.[2]

On April 8, 2022, four passengers in the vehicle filed a lawsuit against the city, Nahulu, Bartolome, and Smith.[3]

On April 12, 2022, Perkins-Sinapati filed a lawsuit against the city and several officers.[4]

On February 2, 2023, the city settled a lawsuit from four of the passengers for $4.5 million.[5]

On March 16, 2023, Nahulu was charged with felony "collision that resulted in death or serious bodily injury", and faces up to 10 years in prison. Smith, Bartolome, and Lewis were each charged with felonies for hindering prosecution and conspiracy, and face up to 6 years in prison.[6][7]

On March 24, 2023, the officers pleaded not guilty.[6]

On September 11, 2023, Gouveia filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the officers, citing a use of excessive force in violation of his constitutional rights.[8]

In February 2024, Nahulu, Smith, and Bartolome were fired.[1]

On March 25, 2024, the city settled Perkins-Sinapati's lawsuit for $12.5 million.[9]

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