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Yoohyun Jung

Tough Laws, Cultural Differences Give Hawaii A Low Rate Of Gun Violence AP

Tough Laws, Cultural Differences Give Hawaii A Low Rate Of Gun Violence

A recently passed “red flag law” is expected to help keep Hawaii’s per capita rates of gun deaths one of the lowest in the country.

Who Is Earle Partington And What’s He Doing In The Kealoha Case? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Who Is Earle Partington And What’s He Doing In The Kealoha Case?

The longtime Honolulu attorney reveals his colorful — some say questionable — legal style and substance in an interview with Civil Beat.

Judge: New Kealoha Attorney Is Good To Go Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge: New Kealoha Attorney Is Good To Go

Gary Singh has no conflict despite a news report suggesting he did, a federal judge ruled

New Trial Dates Set For Kealoha Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Trial Dates Set For Kealoha Cases

The next trial is now set for January and the next one for May, pushing back the cases by several months.

A $500 Fine For HPD Officer Who Says He Was Targeted By Kealohas Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

A $500 Fine For HPD Officer Who Says He Was Targeted By Kealohas

Former HPD sergeant Albert Lee was fired after he was charged for driving under the influence and lying to investigators.

Keeping Poor People Out Of Jail On Kauai Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

Keeping Poor People Out Of Jail On Kauai

The Kauai County prosecutor is betting a new policy for some traffic violations will help ease his overcrowded jail.

Next Kealoha Trials May Get Pushed Back As New Attorney Gets Up To Speed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Next Kealoha Trials May Get Pushed Back As New Attorney Gets Up To Speed

Katherine Kealoha’s attorney wants to delay a bank fraud until next year. That could also set back her drug trafficking trial, too. 

Behind The Verdict In The Kealoha Trial: An Interview With The Jury Foreman Yoohyun Jung/Civil Beat

Behind The Verdict In The Kealoha Trial: An Interview With The Jury Foreman

There was no smoking gun, just a “mountain of evidence” that led to the conspiracy conviction of the former Honolulu police chief, his prosecutor wife and two police officers.

City Sued In Crash That Killed Three Pedestrians After Police Pursuit Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

City Sued In Crash That Killed Three Pedestrians After Police Pursuit

Two people who were among the injured say an officer violated HPD policy. They are also suing the alleged drunken driver.

Family Asks Judge To Overturn Verdict That Cleared Cops In Man’s Death Honolulu Police Department

Family Asks Judge To Overturn Verdict That Cleared Cops In Man’s Death

A federal jury concluded police officers did not use excessive force in their use of a Taser and pepper spray during an encounter with Sheldon Haleck.

Prosecutor’s Safe House For Abuse Victims To Close As Questions Swirl Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Prosecutor’s Safe House For Abuse Victims To Close As Questions Swirl

The City Council cut funding for the facility, a favored project of the Honolulu prosecutor, and now it faces allegations of civil rights abuses from residents.

Katherine Kealoha Is Sent To Jail Until Sentencing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha Is Sent To Jail Until Sentencing

Updated: A federal judge revoked her bail Friday after she was found guilty of federal conspiracy and obstruction charges.