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Murder suspect manhunt costs taxpayers $19,500

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:08 a.m. HST, Mar 05, 2013

The 11-hour search for escaped murder suspect Teddy Munet on Feb. 20 cost the Honolulu Police Department $19,500 in overtime pay, police reported.

Police used 25 plainclothes and uniformed officers to search for Munet, primarily in the Kakaako and Ala Moana areas. Munet escaped around 8 a.m. while he was being escorted to the intake area of Circuit Court on Punchbowl Street. He was caught after 7:20 p.m. the same day on Waimanu Street.

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serious wrote:
And, that money is being paid by???? Let me guess. Incompetence by public employees is paid by the taxpayer--and they are put on Administrative leave at full pay??? We need Adult supervision. I think they should pay a consulting firm--from CA, of course, a couple million $$$ to find out what happened. It's the Democratic way to do it.
on March 5,2013 | 08:09AM
frontman wrote:
What is the fuss ......UH lost ten times more than that of taxpayers money.
on March 5,2013 | 05:39PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Hawaii prison system should be billed since the ACOs failed to follow procedures. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that nothing will come of this incident. Procedures might be tightened but the responsible ACOs will only get a slap on the wrist.
on March 5,2013 | 08:15AM
eastside808 wrote:
If the responsible people were suspended without pay for a month I think they would really understand that procedures need to be followed and there are reasons why the rules were instituted in the first place.
on March 5,2013 | 08:22AM
sailfish1 wrote:
That's reasonable.
on March 5,2013 | 09:05AM
serious wrote:
Good idea, but we are talking about Union intervention here---it will never happen--the incompetent people will be promoted via longevity.
on March 5,2013 | 11:48AM
cojef wrote:
Ditto, never happen. Same goes for the obese problem in the security guard ranks. Physical agility test must be given and standards must be met to continue working as guards. Of course the unions will hem and haw, so nothing gets accomplished.
on March 5,2013 | 12:31PM
saveparadise wrote:
Call out the dawgs! Let em bite the c*@p out of these criminals.
on March 5,2013 | 08:57AM
false wrote:
No matter who pay the bill the bill is ultimately paid by the tax payers. That being said we should expect more common sense from the department of public safety.
on March 5,2013 | 09:21AM
Randz808 wrote:
True...taxpayers always end up footing the bill. Too bad the Public Safety Officers who did not follow procedures can't be personally responsible for that manhunt costs. And remember..."common sense is not so common"!
on March 6,2013 | 02:08AM
kukaikid wrote:
on March 5,2013 | 10:43AM
hikine wrote:
Seems like someone from the inside planned for him to escape. Lots of so called 'errors' were made and seems suspicious. Could be that he escaped so he could kill off the rest of the family of the woman he murdered!
on March 5,2013 | 12:58PM
BRock wrote:
Wow! I never thought of that. Of course I'm not a nut case either.
on March 5,2013 | 02:29PM
agumakiki wrote:
should be coming out of someone else pocket instead of us taxpayers ! ! !
on March 5,2013 | 01:10PM
lowtone123 wrote:
The head of corrections needs to send a message to the two officers involved that by not following proper procedures they allowed a dangerous criminal to walk the streets and put all of us in danger.
on March 5,2013 | 02:06PM
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