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Hawaii Supreme Court: Christopher Deedy Can Go On Trial For A Third Time PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court: Christopher Deedy Can Go On Trial For A Third Time

UPDATED: The federal agent’s attorneys said pursuing a third trial against him for the death of Kollin Elderts is double jeopardy.

Honolulu Police Officer’s Road Rage Results In Lawsuit Against City Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Officer’s Road Rage Results In Lawsuit Against City

The complaint states the incident resulted from a pattern of the HPD not addressing excessive use of force by officers.

Did Honolulu Police Go Too Far In The Case Of This Man’s Death? Submitted

Did Honolulu Police Go Too Far In The Case Of This Man’s Death?

Sheldon Haleck died after a struggle with police in 2015. He was on meth. He refused to get out of the road. Police say they took appropriate actions.

New Kealoha Defense Tactic: Going After ‘Mainland Prosecutors’ Nick Grube/Civil Beat

New Kealoha Defense Tactic: Going After ‘Mainland Prosecutors’

A federal judge pushed back the trial date until June due to the complexity of the case and sheer volume of the evidence.

Caldwell Nominates Former TV Executive For Police Commission City and County of Honolulu

Caldwell Nominates Former TV Executive For Police Commission

Dick Grimm, who worked at three local stations, would be the mayor’s sixth appointment to the seven-member board.

New HPD Chief Shares Her Goals For A Department In Turmoil Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

New HPD Chief Shares Her Goals For A Department In Turmoil

Susan Ballard outlined what she wants to accomplish in the coming years in her first regular meeting with the Honolulu Police Commission.

Kealohas Get New Defense Attorneys In Federal Conspiracy Case Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Kealohas Get New Defense Attorneys In Federal Conspiracy Case

The couple could no longer afford to pay their long-time lawyers to defend them in one of the largest public corruption cases in Hawaii history.

Judge: Kealohas Are Too Broke To Pay For Their Own Defense Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge: Kealohas Are Too Broke To Pay For Their Own Defense

UPDATED: A federal judge will assign new, publicly funded counsel to represent the former Honolulu police chief and his prosecutor wife.

Judge To Kealohas: Show Me Your Finances Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge To Kealohas: Show Me Your Finances

A federal judge says he won’t consider taxpayer-funded attorneys for the former Honolulu chief and his prosecutor wife until he verifies their financial situation.

Kealoha Attorneys Want Out Of Corruption Case Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Kealoha Attorneys Want Out Of Corruption Case

The three defense attorneys say the Kealohas can’t afford to pay them.

Honolulu Police Officers Begin Testing Body Cameras Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Officers Begin Testing Body Cameras

HPD has outfitted dozens of officers with the technology as part of a 30-day pilot program.

Officer Charged In Corruption Case Challenges Police Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Officer Charged In Corruption Case Challenges Police Commission

Minh-Hung “Bobby” Nguyen says the city should be paying for his legal defense against a related lawsuit.