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.