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Police In Hawaii Killed 2 People Last Year. Is It A Sign Of A Downward Trend? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Police In Hawaii Killed 2 People Last Year. Is It A Sign Of A Downward Trend?

Data that captures trends in police killings over the past five decades shows a steep decline across the U.S., even while the 2022 national total shows little change in their frequency.
MPD Identifies Kahului Man Shot By Police Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

MPD Identifies Kahului Man Shot By Police

Maui police played a portion of the body camera footage during a news conference and shared an image of the "long pointed object" the man was holding at the time.
Kahului Man Dies After Being Shot By Maui Police Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Kahului Man Dies After Being Shot By Maui Police

MPD says officers were responding to a call of a suicidal man in Kahului.
Taxpayers To Cover Legal Expenses For Honolulu Police Officers Involved In Makaha Crash Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Taxpayers To Cover Legal Expenses For Honolulu Police Officers Involved In Makaha Crash

Commissioners made no conclusions on accusations that the officers caused and fled the scene of a car crash but said state law mandates that they deserve legal representation.
Federal Judge Denies Katherine Kealoha’s Request For Bail Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Federal Judge Denies Katherine Kealoha’s Request For Bail

A hearing will be held later to determine whether Kealoha can appeal her conviction.
Maui Police Commission Finds Complaints Against New Chief ‘Not Substantiated’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Maui Police Commission Finds Complaints Against New Chief ‘Not Substantiated’

Outside investigators were hired to look into several complaints made against John Pelletier, who has hired a coach to address his management style.
Honolulu Prosecutor Will Not Charge Officers Who Killed Man At Kapolei Gas Station Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu Prosecutor Will Not Charge Officers Who Killed Man At Kapolei Gas Station

After a lengthy review of the case, Prosecutor Steve Alm determined the use of deadly force was justified.
Katherine Kealoha Accuses Feds Of Ruining Her Marriage With Cocaine Photo Allegation Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Katherine Kealoha Accuses Feds Of Ruining Her Marriage With Cocaine Photo Allegation

The former Honolulu deputy prosecutor is trying to appeal her 2019 conviction for conspiracy and obstruction of justice. 
Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office Won’t Charge SWAT Officer Who Killed Kakaako Man Hawaii News Now

Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office Won’t Charge SWAT Officer Who Killed Kakaako Man

The department concluded that officers last year did everything they could to de-escalate a tense barricade situation.
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.