The decision will be up to Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm, but his office has yet to review the case even though it happened in 2019.
The city largely leaves it to the police to investigate themselves when a civilian is killed. The new prosecuting attorney has plans for reform.
This will be the first time since 1988 that the beleaguered office was not held by either Peter Carlisle or Keith Kaneshiro.
A charter amendment question this November asks whether the position should be capped at two four-year terms. We think they should.
Kau edged Jacquie Esser to advance to a runoff with Alm in November.
Esser says the endorsement came as a surprise.
Accused workers are presumed innocent, but some question whether they should continue to be paid as months turn into years.
He filed his paperwork back in December but withheld his announcement until now.