Isaiah Pama’s wife, Noelle, says she doesn’t want her husband’s death to be used in the Black Lives Matter movement.
Chief Susan Ballard also told the Honolulu Police Commission that while more bias training would be helpful, Honolulu officers have a “lot less” implicit bias than on the mainland.
A police spokeswoman said the man, who was combative and punching, became unresponsive while being restrained with handcuffs and shackles.
A Civil Beat review found that Honolulu police officers killed at least 29 people in the past decade, at least 11 more cases than are listed in HPD’s use of force reports.
New data on race shows that Native Hawaiians — previously lumped in with other Pacific Islanders — aren’t currently experiencing higher rates of COVID-19.
The plans includes continuing bombing practice on the uninhabited island of Farallon de Medinilla.
For decades, Hawaii lawmakers have protected officers with misconduct records from public scrutiny that’s normal in many other states.
With more #BlackLivesMatter protests planned for this week, those in the local black community say Hawaii isn’t exempt from racism.
Many immigrants from the Philippines have to decide between saving money to survive unemployment or sending it to relatives.