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Did Honolulu Cops Issue Fake Tickets Or Did The Honolulu Prosecutor Make Up The Story? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Did Honolulu Cops Issue Fake Tickets Or Did The Honolulu Prosecutor Make Up The Story?

The mysterious case of “ghost” traffic tickets is getting more curious as several defense attorneys push the Honolulu prosecutor’s office to turn over the evidence.

Does The Justice Department Really Have A Case Against The Kealohas? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Does The Justice Department Really Have A Case Against The Kealohas?

It’s not unheard of for overzealous federal prosecutors to overreach in public corruption cases.

HPD Reassigns Detective Who Investigated Toddler Abuse Case Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

HPD Reassigns Detective Who Investigated Toddler Abuse Case

Meanwhile, the husband of the day care owner retired this week from the Honolulu Police Department, where he was a corporal.

Honolulu Police Admit They Mishandled Toddler Abuse Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Admit They Mishandled Toddler Abuse Case

But the Police Commission is told it’s unlikely charges will ever be filed in the assault.

Why Weren’t Other Parents Told About Day Care Toddler Abuse?

Why Weren’t Other Parents Told About Day Care Toddler Abuse?

A panel of child abuse experts suggested screening other children to check for problems. But parents say it never happened, even months later.

To Be A Honolulu Police Commissioner, First Be A Political Insider Eugene Tanner/Civil Beat

To Be A Honolulu Police Commissioner, First Be A Political Insider

Two recent appointees have judicial experience, but they are the exceptions on a board charged with civilian oversight of a scandal-ridden police department.

Police Chief Orders Full Review Of Toddler Assault Case Courtesy of Chelsea Valiente

Police Chief Orders Full Review Of Toddler Assault Case

A criminal case may be reopened in the assault of Peyton Valiente at an Ewa Beach day care operated by a police officer’s wife.

Hawaii Lawmakers Want Answers In Toddler Abuse Case Courtesy of Chelsea Valiente

Hawaii Lawmakers Want Answers In Toddler Abuse Case

State Sen. Will Espero and Rep. Matt LoPresti are asking the attorney general and other agencies to get involved.

‘Rare’ Request Seeks To Hide Criminal Case From Honolulu Prosecutor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Rare’ Request Seeks To Hide Criminal Case From Honolulu Prosecutor

Attorney William Harrison wants the state or an independent prosecutor to take over a high-profile drug case involving a client who fears for her life.

This Honolulu Toddler Nearly Died In An Assault But No Charges Filed Courtesy of Chelsea Valiente

This Honolulu Toddler Nearly Died In An Assault But No Charges Filed

The Honolulu Police Department investigation, focused on the family of a police officer, fell short of best practices, experts say.

HPD Chief Got His $250K Payout But No One Will Say Who Gave It To Him Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Chief Got His $250K Payout But No One Will Say Who Gave It To Him

Police officials complained earlier this week they didn’t have the cash for departing chief Kealoha. But it turns out he’d already been paid.

New Report Shows Serious Misconduct Persists At HPD Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Report Shows Serious Misconduct Persists At HPD

The Honolulu Police Department report comes as lawmakers are debating whether to require that more information on disciplinary actions be made public.