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HPD officer, ex-UH volleyball player arrested for alleged prostitution, bribery

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / APRIL 2006

    Honolulu police officer Maulia Labarre, a former University of Hawaii volleyball player, was arrested last night by state investigators on suspicion of attempted bribery, prostitution and unauthorized use of a computer in the first degree. Labarre is shown here putting down a kill past a UC-San Diego player in 2006.

  • SPT IRVINE 10 2004 APRIL 10 - Hawaii's Maulia LaBarre celebrates a point against Irvine in game 5 at Stan Sheriff Center. Star-Bulletin photo by Richard Walker

An eight-year veteran of the Honolulu Police Department and former University of Hawaii volleyball player was arrested Tuesday in Waikiki by the state attorney general’s office on suspicion of bribery, prostitution and illegal use of a computer.

Officer Maulia La Barre was arrested last night by investigators with the Department of the Attorney General for attempted bribery, prostitution and unauthorized use of a computer in the first degree.

La Barre, a former standout middle blocker for the UH men’s volleyball team between 2001 to 2006, was booked by the Sheriff’s Department and has been released pending investigation. Charges have not been filed.

HPD Deputy Chief Marie McCauley said police assisted in the arrest and have opened an internal administrative investigation.

The officer will be placed on unpaid leave pending the outcome of the investigation, police said.

“The Honolulu Police Department holds its personnel to a higher standard of conduct. Illegal or unethical behavior is not tolerated and any alleged breach of these standards is taken very seriously,” McCauley said.

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    • You might be right…..just remember police officers are a reelection of the community. If the community has stupid people, the police department will have stupid people. He may not be guilty, but he sure did something stupid…..and he has a college degree, probably sociology. He also passed psychology interview done by a psychologist AND an polygraph administered by a police detective. He was either stupid when they hired him which makes the people that selected him stupid or he got stupid after they hired him.

        • A little of both. I can criticize, retired from the department and am an alumnus(UH). Bought lots of drugs as cop………later took bombs apart…………one requires you to be a good actor……..the other crazy………..after standing over a pipe bomb……..pucker factor stops kicking in.

        • Thanks PC….generation is way different today, boomers supervising the mix bag of generations only end up on collision course. It is also the same in Federal service as well. I have 4 retired military working for me, they say same thing in the military.

      • Not necessarily stupid…perhaps more like a lack of ethics and morality….people can have education and intelligence but that doesn’t mean they have ethics and principles…..

      • YOu dont ahve to be a genius to get into HPD…..any Moke gets in, look at the officers that they hire…. Thug looking non smiling folk…
        And Youre right on the spot! uneducated-noncommon sense having community creates these type of undeducated-no common sense having police…
        but again “nobodies seems to notice…nobody seems to care…” People of this state is so pathetic and dumb that as long as it does not happen to them or to their people they dont care.

        • best sergeant was as moke, some where along the way he matured, kept us out of trouble not by hiding things kept checking on us, made sure we we’re doing what we were suppose to he doing.

        • Agree with you!!! All you need is a GED and that’s part of the minimal requirement.

  • The PR staff is hard at work.
    “The Honolulu Police Department holds its personnel to a higher standard of conduct. Illegal or unethical behavior is not tolerated and any alleged breach of these standards is taken very seriously,” McCauley said.

      • That’s her! She speaks with a Boston accent. Met her a few times on some community policing things. She came off as a real straight, hard nosed cop.

        • Has to, working around all da kine good ‘ol boyz after all those years. Guess it helps being a hard nosed Bostonian type with the perfect cop name: McCauley

    • And he is stupid…. using a government computer to do his business…. Know why FBI is involved, issued computer was through a federal grant and they can recover all kinds of data…it is going to be very interesting to see what was recovered….and who he was communcating to. Which might make him a rat….. in which case he is stupid….a cop that’s a rat in prison….stupid …..

  • Busted for prostitution and illegal use of a computer? Imagine that…a REAL cop doing stripper-grams and male escort. haha!
    ‪#‎buffedinblue_dot_com‬

  • Wait…didn’t HPD cry foul a few years ago when their right to S K R E W prostitutes on the job, under the guise of “investigation” was taken away? Winnaz, baby!!

  • Once more HSA demonstrates its true colors and respect for UHM. Maulia is shown in his Rainbow Volleyball uniform twice to tell us that he was a UHM student athlete, something we all knew. Why does the HSA not show him in his HPD uniform? After all, he was a cop AFTER he was a student athlete, and perhaps his problems, if he is ever convicted, began with him being a cop and not playing volleyball at UHM!!
    HSA has long established a bias against UHM, and this is just another classic example of a paper that cannot live with a greater University than the self serving newspaper that is more interested in its ads than real news.

  • “Charges have not been filed.” And, the Commenters of the S/A Kangaroo Court, herein and hereon, have already convicted him. The only charge he may actually be guilty of is “unauthorized use of a computer in the first degree.” Meanwhile, in Hawaii. we have Politicians who are definitely guilty of more serious Crimes–with absolutely NO CONSEQUENCES.

    • IRT Farkward: Exactly what I was thinking, charges have not been filed, yet everyone is prosecuting him already like he is guilty. Sheesh and the SA splashes it all over like he is guilty. Got to love the only paper we have.

  • “The Honolulu Police Department holds its personnel to a higher standard of conduct. Illegal or unethical behavior is not tolerated and any alleged breach of these standards is taken very seriously,” McCauley said.

    Except documented behavior of HPD doesn’t support this claim. For example the drunk hit and run driver who was driven to the other side of the island for his alcohol test and then was allowed to refuse it anyway. Why didn’t HPD arrest this man?

  • Shame on him. I always saw him giving jay walking tickets downtown. I guess he had a little side business going on with Chinatown prostitutes. State investigators probably caught him in a craigslist sting. Pretty good catch, not good for HPD who probably had no clue.

      • issued piece of equipment, acquired through federal grants. Laptops HPD uses is considered HPD property. Federal government knows everything…. State has a former HPD investigator who us as wizard at cracking in to comptuters AND feds trained him.

        • when I was in vice watched him sit and capture data off the stations in/out ID card reader checking on this detectives, checking to see if mileage matched their claims, learnt from him, used same method when hired by feds fire people making false claims…

  • Another HPD Screw up??? So Chief whats up with your boys in Blue?? Uniform alone is not getting any booty?
    HPD must stand for Hawaii Pathetic Disgraceful… Go get laid by your girlfriend or boy friend…. you wanna hook then go to Bunny Ranch in Nevada, its legal there…

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