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Honolulu Police Corruption

Honolulu Sues To Recoup Kealoha Retirement Money Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Sues To Recoup Kealoha Retirement Money

Even if Honolulu’s lawsuit succeeds, it could take a long time for the city to get the money back.

Former SHOPO President Sues Over Police Chief Comments In A Civil Beat Story Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Former SHOPO President Sues Over Police Chief Comments In A Civil Beat Story

Tenari Maafala left the Honolulu Police Department in 2018 after he was moved to another assignment by the new police chief.

Honolulu Man Tried Repeatedly On Meth Charges Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Man Tried Repeatedly On Meth Charges Files Civil Rights Lawsuit

Sefo Fatai, an auto mechanic, spent nearly three years in jail awaiting trial. He was never convicted.

Now’s Our Chance To Clean House In Honolulu Government Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Now’s Our Chance To Clean House In Honolulu Government

As the police corruption investigation continues with a focus on other city agencies, leaders and voters must take steps to guard against similar problems.

Honolulu May Sue Convicted Police Chief To Claw Back Retirement Money Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu May Sue Convicted Police Chief To Claw Back Retirement Money

The city will likely take its former police chief to court.

Judge Allows Katherine Kealoha’s Private Attorney To Withdraw Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Allows Katherine Kealoha’s Private Attorney To Withdraw

Earle Partington says he’ll still be around to help her with any future issues once she’s been sentenced.

Taxpayers Spent Nearly $700,000 on Kealohas’ Legal Fees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Taxpayers Spent Nearly $700,000 on Kealohas’ Legal Fees

The court-appointed attorney for Katherine Kealoha received the largest chunk of the fees.

Kealoha Drug Plea Results In New Claim Of Prosecutorial Misconduct Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealoha Drug Plea Results In New Claim Of Prosecutorial Misconduct

Accused drug dealer Tiffany Masunaga wants charges against her dropped because Katherine Kealoha admitted manipulating the case.

Letters For Leniency: Katherine Kealoha’s Family And Friends Seek ‘Justice’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Letters For Leniency: Katherine Kealoha’s Family And Friends Seek ‘Justice’

The federal court has made public a number of letters aimed at helping her when she’s sentenced on numerous felonies next year.

March Sentencing Set For Kealohas And Their Co-Conspirators Cory Lum/Civil Beat

March Sentencing Set For Kealohas And Their Co-Conspirators

In December, a federal judge is expected to decide whether Katherine Kealoha’s sentencing should be based on sentencing guidelines for deprivation of civil rights or obstruction of justice.

Friends Tell Court Former Honolulu Police Chief Kealoha Was A Model And Deserves Leniency Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Friends Tell Court Former Honolulu Police Chief Kealoha Was A Model And Deserves Leniency

Several wrote that Louis Kealoha, convicted of conspiracy in federal court, did not know the extent of crimes committed by his wife, former deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, but her lawyer said it’s unfair for her to take all the blame.

Kealohas Plead Guilty To Federal Felony Charges Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealohas Plead Guilty To Federal Felony Charges

Katherine Kealoha and her husband, former HPD Chief Louis Kealoha, will likely face years in prison after reaching plea agreements with federal prosecutors.

Honolulu Police Corruption