The Kauai Police Commission investigation found that Kauai Police Department Chief Todd Raybuck violated anti-discrimination policies for a number of questionable actions consisting of “squinting of the eyes and bowing of the head up and down” and simulating a Japanese accent while informing stories, reports the Garden Island. The findings, composed by commission Chair Catherine Adams on Feb. 26, likewise noted that Raybuck produced a hostile work environment for an officer based on race. In audio recordings of a meeting on July 29, 2020, Raybuck can be heard making broad stereotypes about Japanese people as he was describing why an employee of Japanese descent was not picked for a promo.

The Kauai Police Commission examination discovered that Kauai Police Department Chief Todd Raybuck breached anti-discrimination policies for a number of doubtful actions consisting of “squinting of the eyes and bowing of the head up and down” and imitating a Japanese accent while informing stories, reports the Garden Island. The findings, composed by commission Chair Catherine Adams on Feb. 26, also noted that Raybuck developed a hostile work environment for an officer based on race. In audio recordings of a meeting on July 29, 2020, Raybuck can be heard making broad stereotypes about Japanese individuals as he was describing why a staff member of Japanese descent was not chosen for a promo. The complainant said he felt “very offended and humiliated” by Raybucks actions.

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