Civil Beat Staff

Christina Jedra

Honolulu Officers Will Not Be Tried In Sykap Killing, Judge Rules Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Officers Will Not Be Tried In Sykap Killing, Judge Rules

UPDATED: Judge William Domingo said it was unreasonable for the prosecution to argue that the officers were not in danger.

Defense Suggests Honolulu Officers Were In ‘Zone Of Danger’ Before Shooting Teen Pool photo: Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser 2021

Defense Suggests Honolulu Officers Were In ‘Zone Of Danger’ Before Shooting Teen

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.

Lawsuit Alleges HPD Shot, Killed Man Without Justification Hawaii News Now

Lawsuit Alleges HPD Shot, Killed Man Without Justification

There are conflicting narratives about what happened the day officers shot and killed Caillen Gentzler.

HPD Says Man Shot To Death By Officers Was Coming At Them With A Machete Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

HPD Says Man Shot To Death By Officers Was Coming At Them With A Machete

This is the third fatal shooting by Honolulu police officers this year.

In First Six Months In Office, Honolulu Mayor’s Campaign Collected Over $600,000 Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

In First Six Months In Office, Honolulu Mayor’s Campaign Collected Over $600,000

Of the total donations, $450,000 went to repay Blangiardi for money he loaned his campaign. 

Honolulu Handi-Van Driver Dies Of COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Handi-Van Driver Dies Of COVID-19

The city did not release any identifying information.

Sykap Hearing Focuses On Whether Officer Shot Teen To Protect Colleague Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Sykap Hearing Focuses On Whether Officer Shot Teen To Protect Colleague

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.

BB Gun Was Found In Stolen Car After Police Shooting, Witnesses Say Pool photo Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser/2021

BB Gun Was Found In Stolen Car After Police Shooting, Witnesses Say

The preliminary hearing is revealing new information about what happened the day police killed Iremamber Sykap and injured his brother.

Honolulu Police Commission Fails To Detail Its Public Agendas, Complaint Says Screenshot: Honolulu Police Commission livestream

Honolulu Police Commission Fails To Detail Its Public Agendas, Complaint Says

Police commissioners have been discussing topics without proper public notice and meeting privately without justifying it, a government transparency advocate argues.