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Maui prosecutors cited Hawaii’s use of force law, which allows deadly force to be used by law enforcement against escaping jail or prison detainees.
Three years after news reports first surfaced questioning a lack of training, the state Department of Public Safety finally releases records confirming the lapse.
Reforming Hawaii’s aging and overcrowded prisons was a notable accomplishment of the 2019 Legislature. So what’s happened?
The Honolulu prosecutor’s office will consider whether to pursue charges against the deputy involved in the shooting death of a man on the State Capitol grounds.
UPDATED: But some employees felt coerced to support Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda’s confirmation, the Ethics Commission writes in a guidance letter to Jodie Maesaka-Hirata.
The measure also includes $2 million to temporarily house 248 additional Hawaii inmates at a private prison in Arizona.
UPDATED: Gov. David Ige had stood behind his embattled director amid concerns about jail overcrowding, fatal shootings and a recent riot.
A stubborn insistence on sticking with flawed nominee Nolan Espinda seems to value loyalty over leadership.
UPDATED: A Senate committee harshly criticized Nolan Espinda’s leadership of Hawaii’s prisons and the Sheriff Division.
Committee members grow frustrated during a second hearing on the renomination of Nolan Espinda as director of the Department of Public Safety.
Several criminal justice measures are still alive and will likely be hashed out in Senate-House conference committees.
A total of 37 prisoners were flown to Oahu after their suspected involvement in the disturbance, but five have been returned to Maui.