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The Case Of 3 Honolulu Cops Charged With Killing Teen Is Ramping Up Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2021

The Case Of 3 Honolulu Cops Charged With Killing Teen Is Ramping Up

Defense attorneys are working to get charges dropped as prosecutors prepare to present evidence against the officers on Tuesday.

Back Rent And Seized Wine: The Legal Battle Behind Shirokiya’s Closure Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Back Rent And Seized Wine: The Legal Battle Behind Shirokiya’s Closure

Court records detail an ongoing struggle between Shirokiya and its landlord, Ala Moana Center.

Honolulu Prosecutor: Sykap Case Is ‘No Perry Mason Moment’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Prosecutor: Sykap Case Is ‘No Perry Mason Moment’

The Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office says it’s on solid legal ground to bring charges against three HPD officers even though a grand jury refused to indict them.

Other States Have Tough Police Standards Boards. Hawaii’s Is Still Struggling Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Other States Have Tough Police Standards Boards. Hawaii’s Is Still Struggling

Almost every other state has professional staff and funding dedicated to overseeing law enforcement. Hawaii has neither.

Hawaii Police Shootings Board Still Won’t Say What Cases It’s Reviewing Screenshot

Hawaii Police Shootings Board Still Won’t Say What Cases It’s Reviewing

The board has apparently been discussing police shootings in secret sessions, although board members won’t say what they’ve been talking about.

Ige Appoints Dan Gluck To Intermediate Court Of Appeals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Appoints Dan Gluck To Intermediate Court Of Appeals

Gluck’s nomination is subject to Senate confirmation.

Legislature Fixes Budget Glitches At Close Of Special Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Legislature Fixes Budget Glitches At Close Of Special Session

UPDATED: Most of the measures taken up Thursday made technical changes to bills affecting state finances.

Hiki I Ka Hoʻolilo ʻĀina ma Honouliuli Ke Waele I Wahi No 400 Home Hoʻokūʻonoʻono Hawaiʻi Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hiki I Ka Hoʻolilo ʻĀina ma Honouliuli Ke Waele I Wahi No 400 Home Hoʻokūʻonoʻono Hawaiʻi

ʻO nā ʻeka he kanawalu e lilo ana iā Hawaiian Homes Land Trust, he kūpono nō paha ia no nā hale noho loa ma lalo o ke kānāwai a ka ʻĀhaʻōlelo Lāhui i ʻāpono aku ai ma ka makahiki 1995. 

Taxpayers May Foot The Bill For Lawyers For Officers Charged In Sykap Shooting Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2021

Taxpayers May Foot The Bill For Lawyers For Officers Charged In Sykap Shooting

The Honolulu Police Commission also says it needs more time to hire a consultant to help with finding a new police chief.