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Blackmail and Doctored Video Targets Maui Police Chief
By Video @ 11:30 AM :: 1118 Views :: Maui County, Police

Blackmail and Doctored Video Targets Maui Police Chief

(Notice the missing frames of video when the truck actually hits the bike?)

𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗲𝗳 𝗧𝗶𝘃𝗼𝗹𝗶 𝗙𝗮𝗮𝘂𝗺𝘂 - 𝗠𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗩𝗲𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗹𝗲 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁

News Release from Maui PD, Nov 18, 2020

On November 16, 2020 at about 11:06 a.m., an anonymous letter was received by the Maui Police Department demanding the retirement of Chief Tivoli Faaumu, or a letter would be sent to the County Council, Police Commission, Mayor, SHOPO and Media Outlets citing alleged mistreatment of his employees, and a vehicle accident where he left the scene, and no case was made against him. The letter further indicated “if no announcement is made by December 1, the letter would be sent as said.”

Coincidentally on November 18, 2020 a video was posted to the internet with the title “Maui Police Department – Chief of Police –Hit and Run”

Investigation reveals that on November 7, 2020 at about 5:00 p.m., the male owner reported his motorcycle had damages to the rear fender. The motorcycle was parked unattended within a Kahului Mall. Review of the surveillance footage revealed a white truck bearing Hawaii license plate LKB627 reverse into the motorcycle, then drove away.

The driver of the truck was later identified as Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu. Chief Faaumu provided a statement and the necessary documentation for the accident report. The damages to both vehicles are estimated at less than $3,000.00. The report was documented under 20-040331.

This is a reminder that accident can happen anytime and with anyone. Please drive safely. Maui Police Department will continue serve and protect the people of Maui County, investigate cases, and hold all personnel accountable. Rest assure Maui Police Department is committed, if further investigation into this incident is warranted, it will be done.

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𝗖𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲:

SA: Maui police chief accused of leaving scene after hitting parked motorcycle 

CB: In his written statement to police, Faaumu claimed he did not realize he had hit the parked motorcycle. 

HNN: The owner of the bike is a security guard at the shopping center. The Maui Police Department confirmed that Faaumu left the scene without leaving a note or his information with the shopping center but said he was not cited because it happened on private property. 

MN: Details of Motor Vehicle Accident Involving Maui Police Chief Surface After Demand Letter and Video Surfaces

MN: Faaumu said the message in the anonymous letter giving him a “retirement deadline” at the end of the year “is almost like extortion.”

YouTube Maui Police Department - Chief of Police - Hit and Run

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