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HPD officer accused of bribing prostitute won't face criminal charges

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The criminal case against a Honolulu police officer accused of trying to bribe a prostitute has been dropped.  

Officer Maulia Labarre was arrested in April for allegedly offering to help a prostitute get out of an arrest in exchange for sex.

But sources say the state Attorney General's office will not pursue criminal charges against Labarre. The agency would not comment on why the case never moved forward.

The prostitute at the center of the case was arrested in January as part of a sting timed to coincide with the Pro Bowl, sources say.

Labarre then allegedly looked up her information on a work computer and contacted her.

The Honolulu Police Department put Labarre, a former University of Hawaii men's volleyball player, on unpaid leave after the arrest and the state Attorney General's office issued a news release saying Labarre was facing charges of attempted bribery, prostitution and unlawful use of a computer.

But those charges were never filed.

HPD still has an internal affairs investigation open and Labarre remains on restricted duty.

Sources say the prostitute he is accused of trying to bribe is the same woman who helped the city prosecutor's office bring down the GoGo Spa massage parlor in a prostitution raid this week.

Three people have been charged in the case.

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