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Christian Gutierrez pleaded no contest Thursday to five criminal counts, but 14 others were dropped.
Current databases are inadequate, so ProPublica is organizing a coalition of media outlets to keep better track of these cases.
The suspects have long been known to the Honolulu prosecutor’s office, but no arrests have been made more than 10 months after the slaughter.
Under a proposed bill, more than 200 people convicted of misdemeanors could be released from custody to help relieve jail overcrowding.
The massive recommendations of a once-a-decade task force are moving ahead, despite concerns that some go too far.
Lawmakers approved a pilot program to divert low-risk drug offenders to treatment instead of prison. But, a year later, it’s stuck in bureaucratic limbo.