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Judge Blocks Access To AG Investigation Of Hawaii Auditor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Blocks Access To AG Investigation Of Hawaii Auditor

Civil Beat had sued to get access to the records, but a state judge ruled Thursday that they’re confidential.

Police Commission May Be Short-Changing Cops In Need Of Attorneys Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Commission May Be Short-Changing Cops In Need Of Attorneys

One Honolulu police commissioner thinks some officers should have had taxpayer-funded lawyers but didn’t.

Honolulu Closer To Outfitting Officers With Body Cameras Flickr: West Midlands Police

Honolulu Closer To Outfitting Officers With Body Cameras

Acting Chief Cary Okimoto told the Police Commission that 20 officers will begin using the technology before the end of the year.

Hawaii Police Agencies Struggle To Equip Officers With Body Cameras Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hawaii Police Agencies Struggle To Equip Officers With Body Cameras

Only one department — the smallest — has had any luck with implementing the technology. So what’s taking so long everywhere else?

Kauai Police Chief Says He’s Applied For Honolulu Chief Job Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Kauai Police Chief Says He’s Applied For Honolulu Chief Job

Darryl Perry, who worked at HPD for 30 years, applied for the job to be Honolulu’s next chief of police. His says his first priority is restoring community trust in the department.

Should Honolulu’s New Police Chief Be An Insider Or An Outsider? Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Should Honolulu’s New Police Chief Be An Insider Or An Outsider?

The police union leader is pushing for someone already in the ranks. But others, including law enforcement experts, say new blood might be the best.

Gabbard Skeptical That Syria Was Behind Chemical Attack Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Gabbard Skeptical That Syria Was Behind Chemical Attack

The Hawaii congresswoman, who met with President Assad in January, goes on CNN to strongly criticize the U.S. military retaliation.

Honolulu Police Chief Job Attracts At Least 30 Applicants Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Chief Job Attracts At Least 30 Applicants

UPDATE: The Police Commission will hold a hearing before approving taxpayer-funded lawyers in a lawsuit related to the Kealoha scandal.

Lawsuit: Police Officers, Union Tried To Cover Up Bar Shooting Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: Police Officers, Union Tried To Cover Up Bar Shooting

At least 10 Honolulu police officers were disciplined for their failure to properly investigate a high-profile shooting that involved a colleague.

Honolulu Police Chief Applications Are Rolling In Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Chief Applications Are Rolling In

The number of candidates is in the “double-digits,” but details won’t be revealed until the Police Commission meets Wednesday.

HPD Major Retires Amid Justice Department Corruption Probe Honolulu Police Department

HPD Major Retires Amid Justice Department Corruption Probe

Gordon Shiraishi was a part of an elite surveillance unit at the center of the federal case involving Honolulu’s former police chief.

How The Hawaii Police Union Is Helping Keep Bad Cops On The Job Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How The Hawaii Police Union Is Helping Keep Bad Cops On The Job

Dozens of officers who are fired or suspended succeed in having the punishment overturned as part of a union-backed grievance process.