City Councilman Tommy Waters identified holes that remain in the department’s handling of misconduct, especially when it involves the chief.
In addition to restitution, Louis Kealoha will have to pay the city back for his severance.
A lawsuit is pending against a City and County of Honolulu department head.
The new council will have several political veterans and a couple of newcomers.
Chief Susan Ballard said officers may have broken internal guidelines, but federal funds were used for legitimate pandemic-related enforcement.
The audit suggests that a Katherine Kealoha-type situation could very well happen again.
The audit was requested in the aftermath of the Kealoha scandal.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the city will pay for inappropriate OT costs and federal relief money will be used for other programs.
Chief Susan Ballard says the FBI data on HPD’s clearance rates is wrong, but her department shared data with a city councilman that reveals similarly troubling numbers.