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Mayor calls chief’s stolen mailbox case “a private matter,” even though it’s the subject of a potential FBI investigation.
With an FBI probe already possible, chairman Ron Taketa said the commission will not pursue a case based on “rumor and speculation.”
UPDATE: A federal public defender says the theft charge is being dropped and alleges the police withheld evidence and falsified reports.
That’s a question being asked by lawmakers who have concerns that the agency is ineffective when it comes to handling police oversight.
Kealoha’s remarks were out of line, the judge ruled. Now, the defense wants an investigation into corruption at the highest levels.
The police chief revealed details about the defendant’s criminal history on the witness stand.
Someone took Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha’s mailbox. His wife blames her uncle. The public defender says it was someone else. Animosity pervades.