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Public demands to know why Maui cop, arrested 5 times, still on the force

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Maui police officer Rachel Garvin
Maui police officer Rachel Garvin


A Hawaii community is demanding answers, after it was revealed recently that a Maui police officer, arrested five times in just over a year, is still on the force.

In 2014, Rachel Garvin was picking up her son at school. According to Hawaii News Now, two teachers thought she was drunk that day, but allowed her to leave the school with her son. Garvin later crashed into a guardrail, but responding officers allowed her to leave with a friend and she did not take a field sobriety test.

An internal investigation led to a criminal probe and Garvin ended up pleading no contest to a child endangerment charge. She was put on probation for a year.

Four months later, she was arrested for driving drunk and refusing to take a breathalyzer test. When MPD put out a release about the incident, they never mentioned it was her second arrest.

Then came three more arrests for Garvin– first in 2015 for violating her probation, then this past January for missing court dates twice in one week. Local media was not notified of her other arrests. The dept is not making commenting about her case at this time.

Garvin has reportedly been assigned to desk duties and her credentials and fire arms have been surrendered. Still, many are wondering why the eight-year-vet is still employed with the department.

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