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Judge Orders Release Of City Prosecutor’s Employment Records Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Orders Release Of City Prosecutor’s Employment Records

Civil Beat filed a public records request in April to get access to Katherine Kealoha’s work history, but she tried to keep the documents confidential.

Kealohas Tried to Discredit Police Commissioner In Corruption Probe Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealohas Tried to Discredit Police Commissioner In Corruption Probe

A city prosecutor urged the police commission to ignore calls for more scrutiny of her husband, Police Chief Louis Kealoha.

Ex-Honolulu Police Chief’s Fight For Legal Fees Turns Nasty Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ex-Honolulu Police Chief’s Fight For Legal Fees Turns Nasty

Police Commissioner Loretta Sheehan says the former chief’s attempt to have her removed from the case is “baseless.”

Another Delay In Nationwide Search For Honolulu Police Chief Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Another Delay In Nationwide Search For Honolulu Police Chief

Officials will notify the 34 candidates who applied to lead the 20th largest police department in the U.S.

How HART Tried — And Failed — To Keep Rail Records Secret Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How HART Tried — And Failed — To Keep Rail Records Secret

The agency fought to keep the public from knowing what the Utah Transit Authority found during a study. So we got the records from Utah — in four days.

Audit Finds Domestic Violence Crackdown Isn’t Working In Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Audit Finds Domestic Violence Crackdown Isn’t Working In Honolulu

The workload has increased, but not the number of successful prosecutions, according to the Office of the Auditor.

Medical Bills Exceed $1 Million For Woman Accidentally Shot By Cop Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Medical Bills Exceed $1 Million For Woman Accidentally Shot By Cop

Hyun Ju Park was working at a bar when Anson Kimura’s duty weapon discharged, lodging a bullet in her stomach.

VIDEO: What It’s Like To Be A Cop In Honolulu Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

VIDEO: What It’s Like To Be A Cop In Honolulu

Civil Beat sat down with several officers during a recent “Coffee With A Cop” event to learn more about their work.

Katherine Kealoha Sues City To Keep Her Employment Records Secret Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha Sues City To Keep Her Employment Records Secret

The deputy prosecutor is under federal investigation for public corruption and Civil Beat wants to check on what she’s done while in office.

Hawaii Supreme Court To Rule On Secret Government Deliberations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court To Rule On Secret Government Deliberations

Should the public be allowed to see what information is going into public policy decisions?

Civil Beat Poll: Caldwell Is As Unpopular As Trump In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Caldwell Is As Unpopular As Trump In Hawaii

The Honolulu mayor has a dismal approval rating, and the city’s $10 billion rail project is probably to blame.

Should Taxpayers Have Paid The Legal Tab For This Honolulu Cop? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Should Taxpayers Have Paid The Legal Tab For This Honolulu Cop?

Two former officers charged with similar crimes and sued for identical reasons got very different treatment from the Honolulu Police Commission.