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‘Preferred’ Jail Site Currently Houses Animal Quarantine Station Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Preferred’ Jail Site Currently Houses Animal Quarantine Station

The Halawa Valley project's $525 million price tag includes $17.5 million for a new quarantine facility.
Officers Hope New Chief Will Clear Away ‘Dark Cloud Over HPD’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Officers Hope New Chief Will Clear Away ‘Dark Cloud Over HPD’

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.

Susan Ballard To Be Sworn In Wednesday As Honolulu Police Chief Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Susan Ballard To Be Sworn In Wednesday As Honolulu Police Chief

The 32-year veteran will be first woman to lead the police department in its 85-year history.

Susan Ballard Picked As New Honolulu Police Chief Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Susan Ballard Picked As New Honolulu Police Chief

UPDATED: Police commissioners unanimously chose the veteran HPD major from among seven finalists.

Interviews For Next Honolulu Police Chief Begin Amid Growing Scandal Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Interviews For Next Honolulu Police Chief Begin Amid Growing Scandal

The top federal public defender calls for the Honolulu Police Commission to start over with the selection process.

A Guide To The Case Against The Kealohas Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Guide To The Case Against The Kealohas

The former Honolulu police chief and his wife, a city prosecutor, have pleaded not guilty to the charges contained in a federal indictment.

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.

Caldwell Names Two New Honolulu Police Commissioners Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Caldwell Names Two New Honolulu Police Commissioners

But the two won’t be on board in time to help with the selection of a new police chief, under the current timeline.

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.