Honolulu Police Officer Arrested in Continued Probe of Public Corruption
FBI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Paul D. Delacourt announced today the arrest of Derek Wayne Hahn, age 46. Hahn is currently assigned to the Honolulu Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID), but was formerly a member of the Criminal Intelligence Unit (CIU). Hahn was arrested earlier today, October 18, 2017, without incident and made his initial appearance in United States District Court in Honolulu this afternoon.
In a criminal complaint filed on October 18, 2017, Hahn is alleged to have conspired with others to present false testimony and false evidence in connection with a federal investigation and trial of an individual accused of stealing a mailbox. The complaint further alleges that Hahn and the co-conspirators then set out to obstruct the subsequent FBI and federal grand jury investigation into their activities. Hahn is the fourth and most recent person charged in this FBI investigation of public corruption within the Honolulu Police Department.
In announcing this arrest, SAC Delacourt stated, “The FBI is conducting a thorough investigation into allegations of public corruption and will exert every legal effort to ensure those responsible are investigated and prosecuted. In order to restore the public’s trust in its law enforcement, we are required to root out all responsible parties. This investigation is not over and we will continue to follow the facts wherever they lead us.” SAC Delacourt further stated, “We have a valued and respected relationship with the Honolulu Police Department, and we appreciate the substantial cooperation provided each and every day by the many fine men and women of the department.”
A criminal complaint is only a charge and not evidence of guilt. The defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in federal court.