The Circuit Court arraignment for a retired Honolulu police sergeant charged with accidentally shooting a South King Street bartender last year has been postponed for two weeks.
Sgt. Anson Kimura, who retired from the police force in May 2015 with 25 years of service, is charged with second-degree assault in connection with a shooting that occurred April 3, 2015 at King’s Sports Bar when he was off duty.
Thomas Otake, Kimura’s attorney, requested that Kimura’s arraignment be postponed for two weeks while he continued “to secure all relevant police reports.”
Circuit Court Judge Collete Garibaldi continued the matter until July 25.
Police said a 41-year-old female bartender was shot in the stomach when Kimura’s handgun accidentally discharged.
He was placed on restricted duty until he retired a month after the shooting.
The police department is also conducting its own internal investigation.
Kimura is free after posting $5,000 bail.