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Secrecy has long masked serious incidents of misconduct and outright corruption within the ranks of the Honolulu Police Department.
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.
Both states have protected bad cops’ records from public view for decades. The death of George Floyd has renewed the calls for transparency.
Both the Honolulu county and state SHOPO boards support the candidate unanimously.
Gerard Puana’s attorney wants a federal judge to lift a temporary hold on the case so that a resolution can be found.
The Hawaii Supreme Court granted the former deputy prosecutor’s request to step down as she awaits sentencing.
In a series of sentencing memos filed Friday, prosecutors are seeking the harshest sentences for the Kealohas and their co-conspirators.
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.
She was a key witness against her granddaughter and former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha during their recent public corruption trial.