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UPDATED: Judge William Domingo said it was unreasonable for the prosecution to argue that the officers were not in danger.
Prosecutors alleged that officers discharged their weapons “without provocation” in the lethal encounter with Iremamber Sykap. Defense attorneys worked to poke holes in that narrative.
There are conflicting narratives about what happened the day officers shot and killed Caillen Gentzler.
This is the third fatal shooting by Honolulu police officers this year.
Of the total donations, $450,000 went to repay Blangiardi for money he loaned his campaign.
Body camera footage was played in court for the first time, showing the moment three officers shot into a stolen white Honda, killing a teen and injuring his brother.
The preliminary hearing is revealing new information about what happened the day police killed Iremamber Sykap and injured his brother.
Police commissioners have been discussing topics without proper public notice and meeting privately without justifying it, a government transparency advocate argues.