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A newly installed police commissioner asked the chief to explain why force is being used more often by Honolulu officers.
Mayor-elect Rick Blangiardi will have an opportunity to shape the group in charge of holding the Honolulu Police Department accountable.
Honolulu has a matter of weeks to spend about $14 million.
The next two weeks determine whether Honolulu moves forward or backward in terms of reopening.
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.
There is a need for an “explicit” policy prohibiting officers from using their authority when it could benefit them personally, members said.
Households experiencing a pandemic-related hardship can still apply for relief funds up to $2,500 a month.
First-time candidates Rick Blangiardi and Keith Amemiya couldn’t run on their political records, so experts say it came down to personality.