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Honolulu Police Officer Kills Knife-Wielding Suspect Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Officer Kills Knife-Wielding Suspect

This was the second fatal officer-involved shooting in less than 24 hours on Oahu.

Hawaii Law Enforcement Standards Board Wants More Money, More Time Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Law Enforcement Standards Board Wants More Money, More Time

In a resolution approved Tuesday, the board is asking the Legislature for $483,000 and four additional years to create uniform standards for police departments.

Honolulu Police Shoot And Kill Suspect At Car Dealership Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Shoot And Kill Suspect At Car Dealership

The incident was triggered by police receiving reports of suspects wearing ski masks in a Sam’s Club parking lot.

Critics: New Hawaii Prison Commissioners Too Connected To Long-Troubled System Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Critics: New Hawaii Prison Commissioners Too Connected To Long-Troubled System

The new state commission is supposed to bring a new vision for prisons. But it’s made up of people who have been part of the problem.

HPD Chief: Police Shot At Man Who Tried To Run Over Officer Courtesy: KITV

HPD Chief: Police Shot At Man Who Tried To Run Over Officer

Update: A 23-year-0ld man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Case Dismissed: 8 Years, No Conviction And A Honolulu Man’s Life Derailed Illustration by Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Case Dismissed: 8 Years, No Conviction And A Honolulu Man’s Life Derailed

Sefo Fatai says a woman he thought would give him money to pay off a debt to his boss handed him meth instead, plunging him into an eight-year ordeal fighting the criminal justice system.

SLIDESHOW: Inside Hawaii’s Prisons And Jails Cory Lum/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: Inside Hawaii’s Prisons And Jails

Civil Beat reporter Yoohyun Jung and photographer Cory Lum visited six state correctional facilities last week. No surprise, the facilities are overcrowded and seriously in need of repair.

Acting Honolulu Prosecutor Hit With Federal Subpoena Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Acting Honolulu Prosecutor Hit With Federal Subpoena

His office says it’s not clear what the feds want to talk about, but that Dwight Nadamoto will cooperate.

 

Judge Allows Katherine Kealoha’s Private Attorney To Withdraw Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Allows Katherine Kealoha’s Private Attorney To Withdraw

Earle Partington says he’ll still be around to help her with any future issues once she’s been sentenced.

Taxpayers Spent Nearly $700,000 on Kealohas’ Legal Fees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Taxpayers Spent Nearly $700,000 on Kealohas’ Legal Fees

The court-appointed attorney for Katherine Kealoha received the largest chunk of the fees.

Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot In Fifth Honolulu Officer-Involved Shooting Of The Year Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot In Fifth Honolulu Officer-Involved Shooting Of The Year

Honolulu police officers shot about 20 rounds at the 30-year-old man as he was driving his car toward them, the Honolulu police chief said.

Public Safety Deputy Director For Corrections Is Retiring Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Public Safety Deputy Director For Corrections Is Retiring

Jodie Maesaka-Hirata is leaving in December and will be replaced by a top DPS administrator.