Police officer sentenced to 30 months in prison for Police Corruption
Island News Hawaii — A officer with the Maui Police Department (MPD) has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for police corruption in the form wire fraud after pleading guilty to engaging in bribery to force a unwanted sexual relationship. The officer should have been given 30 years…
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According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 36-year-old Brandon Charles Saffeels of Maui pled guilty in May 2021 for engaging in the bribery scheme.
In this scheme, he solicited a sexual relationship with a female motorist in exchange for him helping them during trial.
Maui Police Officer Sentenced To 30 Months
Brandon Saffeels betrayed our expectation of what a law enforcement officers should be in taking advantage of his authority for personal benefit. This does not demonstrate prosecutions to hold public officials accountable for criminal abuse in their positions because if you or I had committed these crimes we would received 30 years not 30 months.
Sent to prison for police corruption, bribery, sexual soliciting
In July 2019, then Maui PD Officer Saffeels arrested a female for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Officials reported that after she was released from police custody, Saffeels texted the female and told her he would help her beat the case brought against her by the Maui County Prosecuting Attorney.
Maui Police officer sentenced to slap on the wrist for corruption, bribery, soliciting sexual favors on the job.
Saffeels said he would give a perjured testimony at her trial so that the court would either throw her case out or the jury would rule in her favor, but she had to meet him in person.