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New Honolulu Police Commissioner Pushes For More Info On Use Of Force Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Honolulu Police Commissioner Pushes For More Info On Use Of Force

A newly installed police commissioner asked the chief to explain why force is being used more often by Honolulu officers.

Honolulu Police Commission Seat To Be Filled By New Mayor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Commission Seat To Be Filled By New Mayor

Mayor-elect Rick Blangiardi will have an opportunity to shape the group in charge of holding the Honolulu Police Department accountable.

We’re Entering A New Era In Honolulu Politics Cory Lum/Civil Beat

We’re Entering A New Era In Honolulu Politics

It’s the biggest turnover in city leadership in many years. Who will hold the power on the new City Council is still an open question.

Caldwell: Vigilance Needed To Loosen Restrictions By Thanksgiving Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell: Vigilance Needed To Loosen Restrictions By Thanksgiving

The next two weeks determine whether Honolulu moves forward or backward in terms of reopening.

Mayor-Elect Blangiardi Names Mike Formby As Managing Director Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mayor-Elect Blangiardi Names Mike Formby As Managing Director

Rick Blangiardi, who will take elected office for the first time, has tapped a political insider to handle the city’s day to day operations.

HPD Needs A Conflict Of Interest Policy, Commission Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Needs A Conflict Of Interest Policy, Commission Says

There is a need for an “explicit” policy prohibiting officers from using their authority when it could benefit them personally, members said.

Honolulu On Track To Spend All CARES Act Funds, City Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu On Track To Spend All CARES Act Funds, City Says

Households experiencing a pandemic-related hardship can still apply for relief funds up to $2,500 a month.

Why Honolulu Chose Rick Blangiardi Over Keith Amemiya Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Honolulu Chose Rick Blangiardi Over Keith Amemiya

First-time candidates Rick Blangiardi and Keith Amemiya couldn’t run on their political records, so experts say it came down to personality.