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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 Leaders Pledge A New Crackdown On Crime in Waikiki Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu Leaders Pledge A New Crackdown On Crime in Waikiki

City prosecutor Steve Alm renewed a call for geographic restrictions that would bar repeat criminals from the tourist hub.
Oxygen Tanks May Have Caused Honolulu Ambulance Fire To Spread Faster, Experts Say Hawaii News Now/2022

Oxygen Tanks May Have Caused Honolulu Ambulance Fire To Spread Faster, Experts Say

No official cause has been given as multiple agencies continue to investigate last week's blaze outside Adventist Health Castle hospital.
Air Tour Company, Already Under Scrutiny, Makes Emergency Landing At Aloha Stadium David Croxford/CivilBeat/2022

Air Tour Company, Already Under Scrutiny, Makes Emergency Landing At Aloha Stadium

Rainbow Helicopters, formerly Novictor, saw a spate of crashes and emergency landings several years ago. It was also flagged in a whistleblower report.
An Increase In ‘Violent, Brazen’ Crime Raises Concerns On Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

An Increase In ‘Violent, Brazen’ Crime Raises Concerns On Oahu

More murders and aggravated assaults were reported in the first seven months of this year compared with pre-pandemic levels.
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.
The Cause Of A Deadly Ambulance Fire In Honolulu Remains Unknown Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

The Cause Of A Deadly Ambulance Fire In Honolulu Remains Unknown

The city's emergency services director said "everything is on the table" as multiple agencies join forces to investigate the blaze.
Hawaii Couple Remain Jailed Amid Mystery About Stolen IDs AP

Hawaii Couple Remain Jailed Amid Mystery About Stolen IDs

The suspects have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy, false statement in a passport application and aggravated identity theft.
2 Dogs Found Dead After Kauai Animal Shelter Break-in Kauai Humane Society/2022

2 Dogs Found Dead After Kauai Animal Shelter Break-in

More than 75 dogs were set loose from kennels at the Kauai Human Society during an early morning break-in.
The Miske Case Has Become One Of The Most Complex Prosecutions In The Country John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2020

The Miske Case Has Become One Of The Most Complex Prosecutions In The Country

Defense attorneys are preparing a major attack against a prosecution case that has amassed more than 2 million documents.