- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) - Two more Honolulu Police Department officers are facing federal charges stemming from a September game room assault of two men.

Three officers were on duty when they went to a game room looking for someone, Hawaii News Now reported (http://bit.ly/1LtPiu4). A surveillance camera captured Officer Nelson Tamayori and Reserve Officer Joe Becera standing by the door while Officer Vincent Morre repeatedly struck two men.

Additional surveillance video shows Morre attacking the men. Charging documents say Vincent Morre punched, kicked and assaulted one of the men with a chair and punched and kicked the other man.

Morre pleaded guilty to depriving the men of their civil rights in May and resigned from the department. A federal court in August could sentence him to several years in prison.

Becera faces an additional charge for reportedly telling a federal agent that he didn’t see Morre hit the men.

State Sen. Will Espero is the Public Safety Committee vice chair and says this case sends a strong message to law enforcement officers.

“If they do look the other way in circumstances as this one, there will be consequences and they will be penalized,” he said.

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Information from: KGMB-TV, http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/

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