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Christina Jedra

Honolulu Police Commission Struggles To Line Up Consultant To Help Hire Police Chief Screenshot

Honolulu Police Commission Struggles To Line Up Consultant To Help Hire Police Chief

Some activists want the community to have more of a say in the process, but the commission chair indicated public engagement is a turn-off for consultants.

After Embezzling To Fund ‘Luxurious Lifestyle,’ Former Nonprofit Exec Begs For Leniency

After Embezzling To Fund ‘Luxurious Lifestyle,’ Former Nonprofit Exec Begs For Leniency

Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to send Hanalei Aipoalani to prison. Aipoalani is hoping for home confinement.

Honolulu Officers Charged In Police Shooting Appear In Court Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Officers Charged In Police Shooting Appear In Court

Hundreds of police union members and other supporters gathered at an early morning rally outside the downtown courthouse.

Community Members Want A Voice In Hiring Honolulu’s Next Police Chief Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Community Members Want A Voice In Hiring Honolulu’s Next Police Chief

Some commissioners said they’re in favor of community input while reviewing police chief candidates, but they don’t want to take hiring recommendations from anyone.

Attorney Says Lindani Myeni Was Acting Strangely Before Lethal Encounter With Police Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Attorney Says Lindani Myeni Was Acting Strangely Before Lethal Encounter With Police

The attorney for a couple who were staying in a vacation rental Myeni entered says they acted reasonably. But a lawyer representing Lindani Myeni’s widow says their story doesn’t excuse what he sees as a flawed response by police.

Honolulu Officers Face Murder Charges In Sykap Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Officers Face Murder Charges In Sykap Case

If convicted, the officers will each serve mandatory minimum prison terms of 20 years, the prosecutor’s office said.

Video Reveals Details Of Events Leading To HPD’s Killing Of Lindani Myeni Courtesy: Bickerton Law Group

Video Reveals Details Of Events Leading To HPD’s Killing Of Lindani Myeni

The Ring video obtained in a wrongful death lawsuit shows Myeni repeatedly apologizing to the occupants of a house he walked into.

Blangiardi Nominates Ann Botticelli To Honolulu Police Commission Screenshot: Blangiardi campaign event

Blangiardi Nominates Ann Botticelli To Honolulu Police Commission

The mayor tapped a well-known former journalist and corporate communications professional.

Blangiardi Has Chosen A Third Police Commission Nominee But He’s Not Revealing Who It Is Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Blangiardi Has Chosen A Third Police Commission Nominee But He’s Not Revealing Who It Is

The mayor said he’s not interested in the kind of police reform activists have been demanding.