The lawsuit prompted the Honolulu Police Commission to recommend that HPD implement a conflict of interest policy.
The mayor presented his agenda in his State of the City address Monday. City Council members have raised concerns about a lack of funding for essential services.
Other restrictions, such as a 50% limit on the number of people at indoor gyms, will have to wait until the city reaches Tier 4.
Public health agencies haven’t adequately warned the public about the dangers of sharing air during the pandemic, experts say, even as Honolulu businesses are opening back up.
Police suspect the driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
Requests for information about the audit were denied by HPD and ignored by the mayor’s office.
Other cities are considering moving police department funds to social services. Some Honolulu police commissioners say the city should follow suit.
The mayor is relying on cuts to the capital improvement budget, but he didn’t identify what exactly he wants to cut.
More cities are adopting a model for de-escalation that has the potential to benefit people with mental illness, allow police to focus on serious crime and save taxpayer dollars.