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Honolulu Police Corruption

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.

Why Is It So Hard To Pass Police Reform In Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Is It So Hard To Pass Police Reform In Hawaii?

Lawmakers concede that tougher police accountability measures haven’t been a priority despite numerous high-profile cases of serious misconduct.

Under Investigation: Kealohas Speak Out, Suggest They’re Political Targets PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Under Investigation: Kealohas Speak Out, Suggest They’re Political Targets

Honolulu’s police chief and his prosecutor wife, under a federal grand jury probe, deny allegations of corruption and abuse of power.

‘A Bum Job:’ Trust In Honolulu’s Police Commission Crumbles Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘A Bum Job:’ Trust In Honolulu’s Police Commission Crumbles

Amid ongoing Police Department scandals, Mayor Kirk Caldwell must decide whether to reappoint three police commissioners whose terms are up.

Charter Change: How Easy Should It Be To Fire A Police Chief? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Charter Change: How Easy Should It Be To Fire A Police Chief?

The Honolulu Charter Commission wants Oahu voters to consider a proposal that would strengthen the authority of the Police Commission.

Calls Grow For Reforms To Boost Police Accountability Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Calls Grow For Reforms To Boost Police Accountability

The Honolulu Charter Commission is receiving wide-ranging proposals to beef up the Police Commission and create other ways to address officer misconduct.

Honolulu Police Commission ‘Knows Nothing’ About HPD Chief Probe Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Commission ‘Knows Nothing’ About HPD Chief Probe

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.

Honolulu Police Corruption