Police commissioners have been discussing topics without proper public notice and meeting privately without justifying it, a government transparency advocate argues.
Some activists want the community to have more of a say in the process, but the commission chair indicated public engagement is a turn-off for consultants.
Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to send Hanalei Aipoalani to prison. Aipoalani is hoping for home confinement.
Hundreds of police union members and other supporters gathered at an early morning rally outside the downtown courthouse.
Some commissioners said they’re in favor of community input while reviewing police chief candidates, but they don’t want to take hiring recommendations from anyone.
The attorney for a couple who were staying in a vacation rental Myeni entered says they acted reasonably. But a lawyer representing Lindani Myeni’s widow says their story doesn’t excuse what he sees as a flawed response by police.
If convicted, the officers will each serve mandatory minimum prison terms of 20 years, the prosecutor’s office said.
The Ring video obtained in a wrongful death lawsuit shows Myeni repeatedly apologizing to the occupants of a house he walked into.
The mayor tapped a well-known former journalist and corporate communications professional.