All unpleasant enough, but it’s what happened next that throws the story into jaw-dropping territory. The lawsuit alleges that Harrison confronted the women in the checkout line, where Wilson, tired of the harassment, pulled out her phone to call 911. In response, Harrison grabbed her by the wrist, and when Guerrero tried to protect her partner, Harrison threw her to the ground. Wilson also claims Harrison punched her in the face.
Harrison then apparently instructed Foodland employees to help him restrain the women with zip-ties (he had no handcuffs on him, since he was off-duty at the time, but he was still in uniform). The women were arrested on charges of assaulting a police officer, and they were jailed for three days before being released on bail.
As a condition of their release, Wilson and Guerrero were not allowed to leave Oahu. They were forced to find temporary jobs and housing; they relied on help from strangers they had befriended, and at one point they slept in a park. After five months, the charges were dropped.
The Honolulu Police Department has opened an internal investigation into the incident. In the meantime, Officer Harrison, a 26-year veteran of the police force, remains on active duty.