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HNN: Former Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro Arrested Hawaii News Now/2022

HNN: Former Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro Arrested

The former Honolulu prosecuting attorney has long been a target of the FBI in connection with a yearslong investigation into police corruption.

Stop Or I’ll Shoot — Or Maybe Not. Media Training Shows Pressures Police Officers Face Hawaii News Now/2022

Stop Or I’ll Shoot — Or Maybe Not. Media Training Shows Pressures Police Officers Face

Our intrepid reporter learned a lot about what it’s like to shoot a person and be shot at in an enlightening session put on by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

New Report Reveals How The Kauai Police Chief Found Himself In Trouble For Racist Remarks Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2020

New Report Reveals How The Kauai Police Chief Found Himself In Trouble For Racist Remarks

Chief Todd Raybuck’s misguided attempt to promote a lieutenant to assistant chief led to complaints from other officers and accusations of racism.

Hawaii Police Standards Board Finally Gets Some Money From Lawmakers Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Police Standards Board Finally Gets Some Money From Lawmakers

Hawaii is the last state in the country to set up minimum qualifications for its law enforcement officers.

How A Honolulu Man’s Plight Led To Calls For Police To Give Notice After Warrantless Searches Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How A Honolulu Man’s Plight Led To Calls For Police To Give Notice After Warrantless Searches

The City Council passed a resolution requesting that HPD inform residents after doing warrantless searches when they’re away.

Hawaii Sheriffs Trainer Pleads Not Guilty To Criminal Charges Screenshot: Hawaii News Now

Hawaii Sheriffs Trainer Pleads Not Guilty To Criminal Charges

J. Marte Martinez is accused of lying about her educational background. A trial is set for June.

Police Misconduct Records Lawsuit Costs Honolulu Taxpayers Another $83,000 Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2013

Police Misconduct Records Lawsuit Costs Honolulu Taxpayers Another $83,000

The latest ruling brings the city’s costs to about $127,000 in the eight-year-old case.

 

Kauai Deputy Police Chief Faces Fine After Carrying Gun Through Airport Security Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kauai Deputy Police Chief Faces Fine After Carrying Gun Through Airport Security

It was the first firearm discovered in carry-on luggage at Lihue Airport this year, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

Hawaii Review Board Recommends No Charges Against Police In 4 Deaths Hawaii News Now/2021

Hawaii Review Board Recommends No Charges Against Police In 4 Deaths

The Law Enforcement Officer Independent Review Board said the officers were justified in their actions.

Second Lawsuit Filed Over Police Involvement In Oahu Car Crash Hawaii News Now

Second Lawsuit Filed Over Police Involvement In Oahu Car Crash

Three Honolulu police officers are accused of causing the crash and leaving the scene without helping the severely injured passengers.