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Honolulu Police Corruption

A Rare Gift: HPD Chief Donates $500 To Prosecutor’s Campaign Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Rare Gift: HPD Chief Donates $500 To Prosecutor’s Campaign

Records show Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha has only contributed to a campaign once in the past decade.

Voters Asked To Strengthen Honolulu Police Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Voters Asked To Strengthen Honolulu Police Commission

But the commission’s newest member questions whether it would use the additional authority.

Why Is Ron Taketa Still On The Honolulu Police Commission? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Is Ron Taketa Still On The Honolulu Police Commission?

Mayor Kirk Caldwell won’t talk about why he’s not either replaced or reappointed the carpenters union leader.

Feds Zeroing In On Targets In Police Chief Probe Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Zeroing In On Targets In Police Chief Probe

The U.S. Department of Justice appears to be gaining steam in its investigation of Honolulu’s police chief and his wife for alleged corruption and abuse of power.

New Police Commissioner Takes on Honolulu Police Chief Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Police Commissioner Takes on Honolulu Police Chief

Former prosecutor Loretta Sheehan says public debate about police misconduct is necessary and healthy.

HPD Chief Kealoha Lawsuit Could Cost City $300K Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Chief Kealoha Lawsuit Could Cost City $300K

City Council is being asked to approve hiring three law firms to defend the city and the ethics commission in the Kealoha case.

Attorney: Police Commission ‘Ill Equipped’ To Investigate Chief Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Attorney: Police Commission ‘Ill Equipped’ To Investigate Chief

The public defender who instigated a federal probe says he doesn’t trust the Honolulu Police Commission to investigate the matter on its own.

Kealohas’ ‘Bizarre’ Legal Strategy: Filing Lawsuits And Going Public Screen shot/KHON

Kealohas’ ‘Bizarre’ Legal Strategy: Filing Lawsuits And Going Public

Targets of a federal corruption probe, the Honolulu police chief and his prosecutor wife struggle to win the battle of public perception.

Caldwell’s Inaction On Police Reform Draws Political Attacks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell’s Inaction On Police Reform Draws Political Attacks

Charles Djou and Peter Carlisle say the mayor should ask the police chief to step aside during a federal corruption investigation.

A Peek Inside The Corruption Probe Of Honolulu’s Police Chief PF Bentley/Civil Beat

A Peek Inside The Corruption Probe Of Honolulu’s Police Chief

Records in a lawsuit by Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife against the city ethics commission shed light on alleged abuses of power by the couple.

How Caldwell Has Undermined The Honolulu Ethics Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Caldwell Has Undermined The Honolulu Ethics Commission

The city watchdog agency’s executive director has been under fire ever since he investigated the mayor’s inaugural luau in 2013.

Caldwell Nominates ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ For Honolulu Police Commission Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Caldwell Nominates ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ For Honolulu Police Commission

Loretta Sheehan says she wants to boost transparency and increase accountability to rebuild public trust.

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