Civil Beat Staff

Christina Jedra

What Did HPD Do To Prevent Another Kealoha Scandal? Not Much, Chief Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Did HPD Do To Prevent Another Kealoha Scandal? Not Much, Chief Says

City Councilman Tommy Waters identified holes that remain in the department’s handling of misconduct, especially when it involves the chief.

Louis Kealoha Ordered To Pay Back His $250,000 Retirement Settlement Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Louis Kealoha Ordered To Pay Back His $250,000 Retirement Settlement

In addition to restitution, Louis Kealoha will have to pay the city back for his severance.

Honolulu Director Back To Work While Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit Continues

Honolulu Director Back To Work While Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit Continues

A lawsuit is pending against a City and County of Honolulu department head.

Honolulu City Council May Be Headed By Waters, Kiaaina And Tupola Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council May Be Headed By Waters, Kiaaina And Tupola

The new council will have several political veterans and a couple of newcomers.

Honolulu Police Chief Denies Misuse Of Federal Funds HPD YouTube

Honolulu Police Chief Denies Misuse Of Federal Funds

Chief Susan Ballard said officers may have broken internal guidelines, but federal funds were used for legitimate pandemic-related enforcement.

Kealoha Scandal Hasn’t Led To Major Reforms At Prosecutor’s Office, Audit Finds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealoha Scandal Hasn’t Led To Major Reforms At Prosecutor’s Office, Audit Finds

The audit suggests that a Katherine Kealoha-type situation could very well happen again.

Audit: HPD Could Do More To Prevent Officer Misconduct Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Audit: HPD Could Do More To Prevent Officer Misconduct

The audit was requested in the aftermath of the Kealoha scandal.

Honolulu Taxpayers Will Foot The Bill For HPD Overtime Abuse Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Taxpayers Will Foot The Bill For HPD Overtime Abuse

Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the city will pay for inappropriate OT costs and federal relief money will be used for other programs.

Police Commissioner: People Want Answers On HPD’s Low Crime-Solving Rate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Commissioner: People Want Answers On HPD’s Low Crime-Solving Rate

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.