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Susan Ballard is sworn in as Honolulu’s police chief to a chorus of praise as the department looks to move beyond the Louis Kealoha years.
The 32-year veteran will be first woman to lead the police department in its 85-year history.
The top federal public defender calls for the Honolulu Police Commission to start over with the selection process.
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.
But the two won’t be on board in time to help with the selection of a new police chief, under the current timeline.
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.