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Christina Jedra

Police Commission Slams Chief For Leadership Failures, Puts Her On Improvement Plan Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Commission Slams Chief For Leadership Failures, Puts Her On Improvement Plan

Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard will be monitored for 60 days starting April 15.

New Honolulu Police Policy On Using Force Aims To Defuse Tense Situations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Honolulu Police Policy On Using Force Aims To Defuse Tense Situations

HPD has new rules about when officers can shoot at moving vehicles, use vascular neck restraints and deploy other uses of force.

As Honolulu Opens Up, Some Artists Wonder Why Their Venue Is Still Shut Down Courtesy: Debra Casey

As Honolulu Opens Up, Some Artists Wonder Why Their Venue Is Still Shut Down

The artists’ plight highlights the uneven way in which Honolulu has reopened.

Honolulu Police Chase And Shooting Leaves 16-Year-Old Suspect Dead, Others Injured Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Chase And Shooting Leaves 16-Year-Old Suspect Dead, Others Injured

The police chased and shot at a vehicle holding teenagers and a 22-year-old, the police chief said.

New Rent, Utility Relief Fund Maxes Out Applications Within Hours Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Rent, Utility Relief Fund Maxes Out Applications Within Hours

The first round of applications has already closed. It’s unclear when the second round will launch.

Despite Rising Cases, Blangiardi ‘Dead Set Against’ Return To Tier 2 For Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Despite Rising Cases, Blangiardi ‘Dead Set Against’ Return To Tier 2 For Honolulu

The mayor wants to change the tier system to keep current restrictions the same.

HPD Chief Susan Ballard Is Up For Review This Week. Is She Still Up To The Job? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Chief Susan Ballard Is Up For Review This Week. Is She Still Up To The Job?

Four years ago, she was praised for righting a department in turmoil. Now, under fire from critics inside and outside the department, Ballard faces a new assessment from the Honolulu Police Commission.