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Will HPD Seriously Confront Domestic Violence Within Its Ranks? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Will HPD Seriously Confront Domestic Violence Within Its Ranks?

The Honolulu department is under intense scrutiny after a video shows a sergeant repeatedly punching his girlfriend in a Waipahu restaurant. Now, community leaders are demanding accountability.
Jury Finds Deedy Not Guilty of Murder PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Jury Finds Deedy Not Guilty of Murder

Jury hung on all other offenses in the trial of a federal agent who was charged in the fatal shooting of a Kailua man at a Waikiki restaurant.
Public Safety Tops Candidate Concerns In District 8 Race Brian Tseng/Civil Beat

Public Safety Tops Candidate Concerns In District 8 Race

Burglaries and pedestrian traffic accidents are a big problem in central Oahu, say candidates.
Hawaii Supreme Court Rebukes Deedy Trial Judge Over Closed Proceedings PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Rebukes Deedy Trial Judge Over Closed Proceedings

The opinion states that the public has a fundamental right of access to the courts and highlights the state's long history supporting that.
Federal Agent Accused of Murder Back in Honolulu for Second Trial PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Federal Agent Accused of Murder Back in Honolulu for Second Trial

U.S. State Department agent Christopher Deedy shot and killed a local man in a Waikiki McDonald's in 2011. His first trial ended in a hung jury.
Is UH Doing Its Part to Combat Sexual Assaults on Campus? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Is UH Doing Its Part to Combat Sexual Assaults on Campus?

Critics say the University of Hawaii's approach to sexual violence ends up discouraging victims from reporting incidents.
Respect the Locals: Sea Turtle Selfies Are Uncool — and Illegal Contributed photo

Respect the Locals: Sea Turtle Selfies Are Uncool — and Illegal

State, federal officials remind public that harassing honu is against the law and can result in a fine.

It’s Your Money: HPD Spends $240,000 to Record License Plates Civil Beat

It’s Your Money: HPD Spends $240,000 to Record License Plates

The police department bought and installed 12 automatic license plate readers in 2013, but there are questions about whether they work and privacy.
A Pair of Tough-On-Crime Bills Divides Legal Experts in Hawaii Eric Pape/Civil Beat

A Pair of Tough-On-Crime Bills Divides Legal Experts in Hawaii

UPDATED They'd nix the statute of limitations on sexual assaults of minors and probation for repeat property-crime offenders.
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