Honolulu police officer pleads guilty in gambling raid attack

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A Honolulu police officer pleaded guilty to two federal charges Tuesday and is resigning from the force.

Vincent Morre, 37, was charged with two counts of “Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law,” which is a civil rights violation.

He was caught on surveillance video last September attacking two men during a gambling raid on Hopaka Street.

Morre kicked and punched them, and even threw a chair at one of them.

“Everyone sees the video. Everyone is shocked by the video,” said Morre’s attorney, David Hayakawa, “but the man came into the court and pled guilty without a plea agreement and is not making excuses and is going to end up serving a significant amount of jail time.”

By pleading guilty, Morre could face up to 20 years in prison.

He is resigning from the Honolulu Police Department after nine years and will be sentenced on Aug. 31.

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