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Honolulu Police Corruption

20 Years Of Honolulu Police Misconduct Summaries Document Serious Bad Behavior Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

20 Years Of Honolulu Police Misconduct Summaries Document Serious Bad Behavior

Secrecy has long masked serious incidents of misconduct and outright corruption within the ranks of the Honolulu Police Department.

It’s Time For Lawmakers To Stand With The Public Against Police Misconduct Cory Lum/Civil Beat

It’s Time For Lawmakers To Stand With The Public Against Police Misconduct

For too many years, lawmakers have turned aside efforts to allow public scrutiny of police misconduct. Now outrage over abuse of power should outweigh any pushback by the police union.

New York Tries To Lift The Veil On Police Misconduct — Will Hawaii Follow? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New York Tries To Lift The Veil On Police Misconduct — Will Hawaii Follow?

Both states have protected bad cops’ records from public view for decades. The death of George Floyd has renewed the calls for transparency.

Police Union Backs Blangiardi For Mayor Of Honolulu Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Police Union Backs Blangiardi For Mayor Of Honolulu

Both the Honolulu county and state SHOPO boards support the candidate unanimously.

Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Kealohas Stuck In Limbo Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Kealohas Stuck In Limbo

Gerard Puana’s attorney wants a federal judge to lift a temporary hold on the case so that a resolution can be found.

Sentencing Postponed, Katherine Kealoha Resigns As Attorney Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sentencing Postponed, Katherine Kealoha Resigns As Attorney

The Hawaii Supreme Court granted the former deputy prosecutor’s request to step down as she awaits sentencing.

Feds Want Katherine Kealoha In Prison For 14 Years Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Want Katherine Kealoha In Prison For 14 Years

In a series of sentencing memos filed Friday, prosecutors are seeking the harshest sentences for the Kealohas and their co-conspirators.

Honolulu Police Corruption: Feds Want Judge To Throw The Book At Kealohas Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Corruption: Feds Want Judge To Throw The Book At Kealohas

Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard and the city’s top civil attorney have submitted letters to a federal judge that could be used to increase the sentences for Louis and Katherine Kealoha.

Florence Puana, Grandmother of Katherine Kealoha, Dies At Age 100 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Florence Puana, Grandmother of Katherine Kealoha, Dies At Age 100

She was a key witness against her granddaughter and former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha during their recent public corruption trial.

Honolulu Police Corruption