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Christina Jedra

Honolulu Settles HPD Excessive Force Lawsuit Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Settles HPD Excessive Force Lawsuit

The lawsuit accused the police of writing false reports to justify unreasonable force.

Honolulu Airbnbs Shut Down When The Pandemic Began. The Mayor Wants To Keep It That Way Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Airbnbs Shut Down When The Pandemic Began. The Mayor Wants To Keep It That Way

The mayor sees the crackdown on vacation rentals as a tourism control measure.

Two Honolulu Police Officers Are Under Investigation For Assault Of Prisoner Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Two Honolulu Police Officers Are Under Investigation For Assault Of Prisoner

Two Honolulu police officers could face criminal charges for allegedly injuring a prisoner in January.

Honolulu SWAT Officer Shoots And Kills Man In Kakaako Apartment Building Hawaii News Now

Honolulu SWAT Officer Shoots And Kills Man In Kakaako Apartment Building

The shooting occurred after a three-hour crisis negotiation.

HPD’s Use Of CARES Act Money On Robot Dog, ATVs And Overtime Was Legit, Feds Say Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

HPD’s Use Of CARES Act Money On Robot Dog, ATVs And Overtime Was Legit, Feds Say

The city submitted documentation stating every purchase was necessary because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Lawsuit: Hawaii County Police Failed To Announce Themselves Before Killing Man Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lawsuit: Hawaii County Police Failed To Announce Themselves Before Killing Man

The family’s lawyer is also litigating a Honolulu case in which police didn’t announce their presence until after they killed a man.

Defiant Prosecutor Chastises HPD And Judge For Actions In Sykap Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Defiant Prosecutor Chastises HPD And Judge For Actions In Sykap Case

Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm said officers under investigation should have been separated and criticized the judge for disallowing an expert witness.

The Brady List: Why Police Are Supposed To Tell Prosecutors About Dishonest Cops Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

The Brady List: Why Police Are Supposed To Tell Prosecutors About Dishonest Cops

The U.S. Supreme Court says the accused has a right to know about officers who have credibility issues. But Honolulu defense attorneys say they’re often left in the dark.

Detective Alleges Retaliation For Criticizing HPD Inaction In Missing Baby Case  Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Detective Alleges Retaliation For Criticizing HPD Inaction In Missing Baby Case 

Maile Rego says HPD supervisors held her back from job opportunities, among other forms of retaliation.