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The public defender who instigated a federal probe says he doesn’t trust the Honolulu Police Commission to investigate the matter on its own.
Targets of a federal corruption probe, the Honolulu police chief and his prosecutor wife struggle to win the battle of public perception.
Charles Djou and Peter Carlisle say the mayor should ask the police chief to step aside during a federal corruption investigation.
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.
The city watchdog agency’s executive director has been under fire ever since he investigated the mayor’s inaugural luau in 2013.
Loretta Sheehan says she wants to boost transparency and increase accountability to rebuild public trust.
Lawmakers concede that tougher police accountability measures haven’t been a priority despite numerous high-profile cases of serious misconduct.
Honolulu’s police chief and his prosecutor wife, under a federal grand jury probe, deny allegations of corruption and abuse of power.
Amid ongoing Police Department scandals, Mayor Kirk Caldwell must decide whether to reappoint three police commissioners whose terms are up.
The Honolulu Charter Commission wants Oahu voters to consider a proposal that would strengthen the authority of the Police Commission.
The Honolulu Charter Commission is receiving wide-ranging proposals to beef up the Police Commission and create other ways to address officer misconduct.
HPD Chief Louis Kealoha is in the middle of a well-publicized federal criminal investigation. But the commission isn’t convinced it’s for real.