“Observed Adams in Kualoa Regional Park with two other males standing, looking at the view taking pictures,” the police officer wrote in the citation. “They moved to the center of the park to take more pictures. Adams put his mask on as he walked back toward their vehicle.”
The officer wrote that Adams told police he was in town to work with Hawaii Governor David Y Ige on the state’s coronavirus response and did not know the parks had been closed and thus he couldn’t be there.
Adams has a court date set for October 21, according to court records. The court has set up a remote hearing via Zoom for Adams to participate.
Adams’ attorney Michael Green declined to comment to CNN.
The Honolulu Police Department said that it has issued 29,000 warnings, 68,000 citations and made 450 arrests for violations of the emergency order. The penalty for violating the emergency orders is a fine of up to $5,000 and one year in prison.