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.
Police officals said that, “it is committed, if further investigation into this incident is warranted, it will be done.”