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Patti Epler

Honolulu Police Corruption: This Is Why We Rarely Rely On Anonymous Sources Screenshot

Honolulu Police Corruption: This Is Why We Rarely Rely On Anonymous Sources

Readers should be able to know and trust where your information is coming from. But public officials also have a responsibility to speak up and correct erroneous reporting.

Kealoha Personnel File? We Got It 2 Years Ago Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealoha Personnel File? We Got It 2 Years Ago

There are plenty of ripples coming off the Kealoha conspiracy and corruption investigation.

Political Mailers: Shamelessly Exploiting The News Media

Political Mailers: Shamelessly Exploiting The News Media

News organizations have no say over how their material is used. In fact, we often don’t even know it is being used.

Judge Orders Release Of More Records In Case Of HPD Officer Who Beat Girlfriend Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Orders Release Of More Records In Case Of HPD Officer Who Beat Girlfriend

But it’s unclear when the public will actually get to see the files. The police union has promised to appeal.

Judge: HPD Must Release Arbitration Report On Officer Who Beat Girlfriend Civil Beat

Judge: HPD Must Release Arbitration Report On Officer Who Beat Girlfriend

There is a “significant public interest” in how the Honolulu Police Department handles misconduct investigations of its officers, the judge says.

Journalism Grant Will Pump Up Our Health Care Coverage Report for America

Journalism Grant Will Pump Up Our Health Care Coverage

The program aims to provide stronger reporting on under-covered topics.

Lawsuit Filed Against Honolulu Police Over Beach Park Shooting Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Filed Against Honolulu Police Over Beach Park Shooting

Witnesses dispute the HPD’s version of a fatal shooting on the North Shore in 2017, the suit claims.

Super PAC Crackdown On The Agenda In 2019 Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Super PAC Crackdown On The Agenda In 2019 Legislature

Legislative leaders shared some of their ideas for the upcoming session at a Civil Beat forum Thursday.