Joshua Nahulu

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Service Record

Honolulu Hawaii Police Department

Rank Officer
Last Known Status Restricted Duty[1]

Commendations

2015 Certificate of Merit

Sergeant James Nobriga, Corporal John Lynn, and Nahulu responded to a call of a despondent man with a knife. The officers disarmed the man and took him to the hospital. The officers received the department's Certificate of Merit.[2]

Incident Reports

2011 Arrest of Sefo Fatai

On August 26, 2011, Fatai was arrested for drug trafficking after meeting Kristine Medford to receive payment for work that had been done for Medford. Nahulu was one of several officers involved in the arrest.[3][4]

Response Timeline

In January 2013, the case went to trial but was cancelled when Medford did not appear to testify. Fatai was released.[4]

In December 2014, the city prosecutor re-filed the charges against Fatai. A second trial ended in a mistrial after Medford made inappropriate statements on the stand. Fatai was not released.[4]

In March 2016, the city prosecutor re-filed the charges against Fatai. The third trial ended with a hung jury. Fatai was not released.[4]

In January 2018, the city prosecutor re-filed the charges against Fatai. The fourth trial ended when Medford did not appear to testify. The judge dismissed the case with prejudice, meaning that the charges could not be re-filed. Fatai was released.[4]

Fatai filed a lawsuit against the city and several officers.[4]

2021 Pursuit of Jonaven Perkins-Sinapati

Joshua Nahulu booking photo
Joshua Nahulu

Response Timeline

Nahulu was placed on restricted duty.[1]

On April 8, 2022, four passengers in the vehicle filed a lawsuit against the city, Nahulu, Bartolome, and Smith.[5]

On April 12, 2022, Perkins-Sinapati filed a lawsuit against the city and several officers.[6]

On February 2, 2023, the city settled a lawsuit from four of the passengers for $4.5 million.[7]

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.[8][9]

On March 24, 2023, the officers pleaded not guilty.[8]

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