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Honolulu Police Department

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.

HPD: We Don’t Have $250,000 To Give The Chief Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD: We Don’t Have $250,000 To Give The Chief

Police officials say they likely will need to take money from other public safety programs to satisfy the settlement.

 

Ian Lind: Public Interest Measures Surface At Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Public Interest Measures Surface At Legislature

On balance and when push comes to shove, money talks, and ethics walks.

Lawsuit: Police Commission Broke The Law With Secret Meetings Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: Police Commission Broke The Law With Secret Meetings

Hawaii’s Sunshine Law requires the public’s business — including the decision to pay the outgoing police chief $250,000 — must be done openly, a legal challenge contends.

Can One Attorney Sue The Chief And Defend Him At The Same Time? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can One Attorney Sue The Chief And Defend Him At The Same Time?

Myles Breiner has filed numerous lawsuits attacking the credibility of HPD, the chief and his prosecutor wife. Now he’s representing the couple.

Will Police Reform Finally Gain Traction In The 2017 Legislature? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Police Reform Finally Gain Traction In The 2017 Legislature?

Numerous measures have been floated in the past, but Hawaii lawmakers have been reluctant to improve oversight and accountability of the state’s police departments.