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‘Significant’ Disparity In Use Of Force Questioned By Honolulu Police Commission Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

‘Significant’ Disparity In Use Of Force Questioned By Honolulu Police Commission

HPD officials say Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have higher arrest rates and the use of force is not out of line.

Civil Beat Sues Honolulu Police To Make Officer Overtime Data Public Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Sues Honolulu Police To Make Officer Overtime Data Public

HPD has refused to hand over information that is routinely shared in other cities.

She Was About To Lose Her Job. Then Her Dad’s Department Hired Her Cory Lum/Civil Beat

She Was About To Lose Her Job. Then Her Dad’s Department Hired Her

Honolulu officials say there’s no reason to believe that Manny Valbuena, the former acting director of budget and fiscal services, was involved in the hiring of his daughter.

Honolulu Mayor Hires HPU Athletics Director As Chief Of Staff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayor Hires HPU Athletics Director As Chief Of Staff

The new chief of staff has previously worked for city and state government agencies.

A Year Later, HPD Still Investigating Shooting Deaths Of 2 Police Officers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Year Later, HPD Still Investigating Shooting Deaths Of 2 Police Officers

HPD has yet to release any of its findings about the day two of its officers were killed.

Honolulu Prosecutor Drops Surgeon General’s COVID Violation Charge Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Prosecutor Drops Surgeon General’s COVID Violation Charge

HPD ticketed the federal official for being in a closed park in violation of the mayor’s order.

Congresswoman Concerned About Hawaii Pandemic Response Got No Answers From Ige Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Congresswoman Concerned About Hawaii Pandemic Response Got No Answers From Ige

Questions about testing and contact tracing in Hawaii were left unanswered.

New Honolulu Mayor, Same Pandemic Tier System For Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Honolulu Mayor, Same Pandemic Tier System For Now

Team sports will continue to be prohibited, and bars will stay closed.

New Honolulu Prosecutor Pledges To Restore Trust Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Honolulu Prosecutor Pledges To Restore Trust

Steve Alm said he is leading the department with an eye toward reform but isn’t enthusiastic about the idea of an independent commission to oversee his work.