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Susan Ballard To Be Sworn In Wednesday As Honolulu Police Chief Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Susan Ballard To Be Sworn In Wednesday As Honolulu Police Chief

The 32-year veteran will be first woman to lead the police department in its 85-year history.

Susan Ballard Picked As New Honolulu Police Chief Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Susan Ballard Picked As New Honolulu Police Chief

UPDATED: Police commissioners unanimously chose the veteran HPD major from among seven finalists.

Interviews For Next Honolulu Police Chief Begin Amid Growing Scandal Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Interviews For Next Honolulu Police Chief Begin Amid Growing Scandal

The top federal public defender calls for the Honolulu Police Commission to start over with the selection process.

A Guide To The Case Against The Kealohas Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Guide To The Case Against The Kealohas

The former Honolulu police chief and his wife, a city prosecutor, have pleaded not guilty to the charges contained in a federal indictment.

Former Honolulu Police Chief And Prosecutor Wife Arrested Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former Honolulu Police Chief And Prosecutor Wife Arrested

UPDATED: Louis and Katherine Kealoha, the center of a years-long investigation by the U.S. Justice Department, pleaded not guilty to 20 counts of abuse of power and public corruption.

Caldwell Names Two New Honolulu Police Commissioners Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Caldwell Names Two New Honolulu Police Commissioners

But the two won’t be on board in time to help with the selection of a new police chief, under the current timeline.

Questions Surface Over Integrity Of HPD Chief Candidate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Questions Surface Over Integrity Of HPD Chief Candidate

A well-known former Hawaii judge is raising a red flag about Honolulu police chief finalist Tommy Aiu. But no one will talk about what’s behind it.

FBI Arrests Two Allegedly Tied To Honolulu Police Corruption Probe Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

FBI Arrests Two Allegedly Tied To Honolulu Police Corruption Probe

More details are expected to be revealed once the men are arraigned on Monday.

Hawaii: Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Still Contains ‘All Of The Legal Flaws’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii: Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Still Contains ‘All Of The Legal Flaws’

A federal judge in Honolulu is asked to block the new version of the administration’s attempt to halt entry to the U.S. from eight countries.

Espero Wants Probe of Man’s Pepper-Spraying In Patrol Car Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Espero Wants Probe of Man’s Pepper-Spraying In Patrol Car

A state sheriff’s deputy claims a sergeant failed to properly investigate the incident at the Honolulu airport.

Acting Honolulu Police Chief To Retire As Search For Replacement Continues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Acting Honolulu Police Chief To Retire As Search For Replacement Continues

The departure of Cary Okimoto means another acting chief will serve briefly, says the Police Commission chairman.

Hawaii Poised To Challenge Trump’s ‘Travel Ban 3.0’ Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Hawaii Poised To Challenge Trump’s ‘Travel Ban 3.0’

As the administration asks for dismissal of lawsuits against earlier travel bans, the Aloha State announces a new challenge.