An analysis by Hawaii Public Radio shows Micronesian, Samoan and Black communities are disproportionately affected by arrests.
HPD data says Black, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities experience force at the hands of police at higher rates than white and Asian communities.
State health officials say Pacific Islanders are likely more at risk for the disease because they have high poverty rates and often live in overcrowded conditions.
Paul Petersen faces more than a decade in Arizona state prison and still faces charges in Utah and Arkansas.
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.