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A U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Christopher Deedy couldn’t be tried for manslaughter charges again, but only on assault charges.
UPDATED: The Honolulu prosecutor’s office plans to appeal the ruling and still seeks to prosecute the federal agent in the killing of a Kailua man in 2011.
Deep-dive investigations, dogged daily coverage and a multimedia journey to exotic islands were all part of Civil Beat’s efforts in 2017.
“I don’t think Hawaii can expect any favors from the federal government anytime soon,” says one analyst.