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Yoohyun Jung reports on criminal justice and public safety for Honolulu Civil Beat. She specializes in investigative and watchdog reporting.
Before joining Civil Beat, she worked across media platforms in the United States and South Korea. Most recently, Jung worked as a radio writer for Korea Broadcasting System’s English division in Seoul, Korea. Prior to that, she worked in various roles, including data specialist, education reporter and public safety reporter, at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson.
Jung has won numerous state and regional awards and fellowships for her investigative and enterprise work, including from the Arizona Newspapers Association, Arizona Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2016, she was one of five fellows selected for an investigative fellowship at Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, through which she completed a year-long investigation on a rapidly expanding international school network.
A graduate of the University of Arizona School of Journalism, Jung started her reporting career as a Eugene C. Pulliam fellow on the Page One team of the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. She is also an alumna of The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, a training program for young journalists of color.
News tips are always appreciated. You can follow Yoohyun on Twitter @yoohyun_jung. You can also reach her via email at email@example.com or on the phone at 808-220-3431.
The local ACLU criticizes the purchase of equipment like the $580,000 Lenco Bearcat armored vehicle as encouraging local police to adopt a “warrior mentality.”
The marriage is irretrievably broken, Louis Kealoha indicated in his court complaint.
A federal judge approved the law enforcement couple’s waiver of a jury trial.
The new program from New Orleans teaches police officers to intervene and prevent mistakes before they happen.
Violent crime is down but property crime is climbing, new FBI data shows.
OCCC has a five-year master plan, but it’s unclear when the five-year period starts or ends, and nobody wants to pay for it.
John Winslett admitted taking more than $700,000 in kickbacks.
A new indictment lays out more details in the case involving Katherine Kealoha’s oversight of children’s trust funds.
Louis Kealoha, the former Honolulu police chief, and Katherine Kealoha, a former deputy city prosecutor, are now scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 31.
Officials say asset forfeiture will be a key strategy in stopping and deterring the spread of illicit gambling houses.