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‘We Were The Best Of Friends’: Gerard Puana Testifies In Kealoha Trial Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘We Were The Best Of Friends’: Gerard Puana Testifies In Kealoha Trial

UPDATED: The man allegedly framed in a mailbox theft that’s turned into a massive corruption case talks about the ups and downs of his relationship with his niece, Katherine Kealoha.

Defense: ‘Excited Delirium,’ Not Excessive Force, Killed Sheldon Haleck Honolulu Police Department

Defense: ‘Excited Delirium,’ Not Excessive Force, Killed Sheldon Haleck

Three Honolulu police officers are being sued for wrongful death, but several witnesses say other factors were at play during a fatal 2015 encounter.

Can HPD’s New Training Program Reduce Domestic Violence Within Its Ranks? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can HPD’s New Training Program Reduce Domestic Violence Within Its Ranks?

After a “bad month” for officers being arrested on abuse allegations, the department talks about a new initiative. But not everyone thinks it will help.

Kealohas On Trial: Conspiracy Or Just A ‘Conspiracy Theory’? Dannah Mari Hidalgo/Courtesy KITV

Kealohas On Trial: Conspiracy Or Just A ‘Conspiracy Theory’?

Opening statements kicked off one of the largest public corruption cases in Hawaii history Wednesday, the first of what could be three trials facing the former HPD chief and his prosecutor wife.

Kealoha Trial Kicks Off With Opening Statements Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealoha Trial Kicks Off With Opening Statements

Prosecutor describes “long story of abuse of position,” while a defense attorney says the “conspiracy theory” requires “leaps of faith.”

Who — Or What — Is To Blame For The Death Of Sheldon Haleck? Submitted

Who — Or What — Is To Blame For The Death Of Sheldon Haleck?

Haleck was killed in 2015 after a scuffle with Honolulu police officers. A lawsuit filed against three officers is now going to trial.

Gun Group Sues FBI For Records On State Fingerprint Program Marina Riker/Civil Beat

Gun Group Sues FBI For Records On State Fingerprint Program

The Hawaii Firearms Coalition says it’s trying to find out why the state is retaining registered gun owners’ fingerprints.

Hundreds Of Potential Jurors Screened On Opening Day Of Kealoha Trial Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hundreds Of Potential Jurors Screened On Opening Day Of Kealoha Trial

The prosecution and defense will now work to narrow the list of potential jurors to 12, which could take up to 10 days.

Cops, Prosecutors Want Gov To Veto Seized Property Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Cops, Prosecutors Want Gov To Veto Seized Property Bill

The reform measure changes whose property can be seized and where the proceeds from its sales will go.

New Magistrate Judge Selected For District Of Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Magistrate Judge Selected For District Of Hawaii

The new magistrate judge will begin his term on May 8.

Former US Army Official Pleads Guilty In Conspiracy Case U.S. Army

Former US Army Official Pleads Guilty In Conspiracy Case

The former range operations manager is accused of accepting bribes in exchange for procurement information while working at Schofield Barracks.

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