The mayor said he’s not interested in the kind of police reform activists have been demanding.
Honolulu will stop all pandemic restrictions when the vaccination rate hits 70%, the city said.
Police union officials offered a message of vindication while the city prosecutor has yet to deem the shooting of a 16-year-old justified.
The prosecutor’s office could still bring charges another way if it so chooses, a public defender said.
The ACLU has been pushing for a policy prohibiting conflicts of interest in policing. HPD’s new acting chief says the department is working on it.
The city prosecutor is asking the public to be patient. But some feel body camera footage should be released right away.
After two failed nominations, the mayor says he is no longer seeking a former police officer for the seat.
Cpl. Scott Valdez has faced criminal charges, which led to hung juries, two lawsuits that led to settlements and a Honolulu Police Commission complaint.
The budget includes funding for affordable housing, homeless services and agriculture grants, among other things.