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Explosive Motion Calls For Ouster Of Kealoha Attorneys Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Explosive Motion Calls For Ouster Of Kealoha Attorneys

The Justice Department claims conflicts of interest should disqualify defense attorneys Myles Breiner and Kevin Sumida.

Judge Dismisses Suit Challenging Secret Meetings About Police Chief Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Dismisses Suit Challenging Secret Meetings About Police Chief

The Police Commission didn’t have to go behind closed doors to talk about Louis Kealoha’s future, but it had the right, the judge ruled.

Three Officers Plead Not Guilty In Honolulu Police Corruption Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Three Officers Plead Not Guilty In Honolulu Police Corruption Case

The charges relate to the alleged framing of a man at the behest of the former police chief and his prosecutor wife.

Former HPD Police Chief Gets New Criminal Defense Attorney Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former HPD Police Chief Gets New Criminal Defense Attorney

Las Vegas attorney Gary Modafferi, who was once convicted of drug charges and disbarred, will represent Louis Kealoha in an ongoing criminal conspiracy case.

HPD Corruption Case: Who Is Alison Lee Wong? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Corruption Case: Who Is Alison Lee Wong?

The feds say Honolulu prosecutor Katherine Kealoha used the alias of “Alison Lee Wong” to help carry out alleged crimes.

Covert Honolulu Police Unit Has Long History Of Troubles Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Covert Honolulu Police Unit Has Long History Of Troubles

The CIU is again under scrutiny, with five officers recently arrested as part of a federal investigation into police corruption.

How Far Will The Honolulu Police Corruption Investigation Spread? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Far Will The Honolulu Police Corruption Investigation Spread?

The U.S. Attorney’s Office will continue its grand jury investigation into corruption and abuse of power.

Former Honolulu Police Chief And Prosecutor Wife Arrested Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former Honolulu Police Chief And Prosecutor Wife Arrested

UPDATED: Louis and Katherine Kealoha, the center of a years-long investigation by the U.S. Justice Department, pleaded not guilty to 20 counts of abuse of power and public corruption.

No Criminal Indictment Yet In Federal Police Corruption Probe Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No Criminal Indictment Yet In Federal Police Corruption Probe

An attorney for the former Honolulu police chief and his prosecutor wife say the couple are prepared to be arrested by the FBI.

FBI Reveals New Details About The Alleged Honolulu Police Conspiracy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

FBI Reveals New Details About The Alleged Honolulu Police Conspiracy

A police lieutenant is the latest arrest in the unfolding story of alleged corruption in the Honolulu Police Department.

Third HPD Officer Arrested As Part Of Corruption Investigation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Third HPD Officer Arrested As Part Of Corruption Investigation

Derek Hahn, a lieutenant in the Criminal Intelligence Division, was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday.

Questions Surface Over Integrity Of HPD Chief Candidate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Questions Surface Over Integrity Of HPD Chief Candidate

A well-known former Hawaii judge is raising a red flag about Honolulu police chief finalist Tommy Aiu. But no one will talk about what’s behind it.