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Former Prosecuting Attorney Peter Carlisle, who introduced Kau at her Tuesday press conference, said he is no longer considering running for his old office.
Under the city charter, Peter Carlisle has been out of the prosecutor’s office too long to qualify for the ballot.
The recent conviction of a former deputy prosecutor underscores the need for new blood in the city office.
In the wake of the Kealoha corruption imbroglio, the issue of integrity will dominate the 2020 campaign.
The City Council cut funding for the facility, a favored project of the Honolulu prosecutor, and now it faces allegations of civil rights abuses from residents.
Keith Kaneshiro may be the target of a federal investigation into corruption. But his office will neither confirm nor deny.
UPDATED: The federal agent’s attorneys said pursuing a third trial against him for the death of Kollin Elderts is double jeopardy.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office will continue its grand jury investigation into corruption and abuse of power.
She said a private company appeared to have “orchestrated the vast majority of the investigation” of its former employee.
A city prosecutor urged the police commission to ignore calls for more scrutiny of her husband, Police Chief Louis Kealoha.