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Honolulu Police Corruption

Honolulu Settles Malicious Prosecution Case Involving Kaneshiro, Kealoha Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Settles Malicious Prosecution Case Involving Kaneshiro, Kealoha

The case involves the botched prosecution of several people suspected of running illegal game rooms.

Caldwell Files To Officially Replace Corporation Counsel Under Investigation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Files To Officially Replace Corporation Counsel Under Investigation

Donna Leong submitted her resignation over a month ago, but the city never shared the news.

Caldwell: Top City Official Who’s Subject Of An FBI Investigation Will Remain On The Job Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell: Top City Official Who’s Subject Of An FBI Investigation Will Remain On The Job

The mayor said Managing Director Roy Amemiya is needed now “more than ever.”

Honolulu Managing Director ‘Subject’ Of Federal Investigation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Managing Director ‘Subject’ Of Federal Investigation

Unlike other city officials under investigation by the feds, Amemiya will not be going on leave, city officials say.

The Feds Are Back In Hawaii As Corruption Probe Picks Up Steam Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Feds Are Back In Hawaii As Corruption Probe Picks Up Steam Again

COVID-19 shut things down for a bit. But prosecutors are back in town and recently called former police commissioner Max Sword before the grand jury.

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.

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