UPDATED: Gov. David Ige is standing by his nominee.
State lawmakers will decide later this week on Dan Gluck’s nomination.
The governor is also considering mandating vaccinations for workers at correctional facilities, which have seen recent outbreaks in unsanitary conditions.
Both agencies were the targets of recent critical examinations by State Auditor Les Kondo.
The commission chose the finalists from a list of 17 applicants.
Attorneys for the three officers argued that the case should be dismissed because a grand jury declined to indict them.
Defense attorneys are working to get charges dropped as prosecutors prepare to present evidence against the officers on Tuesday.