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Honolulu Police Corruption

Feds Indict Two Honolulu Cops For Making Man Lick Urinal Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Feds Indict Two Honolulu Cops For Making Man Lick Urinal

They are accused of violating the victim’s civil rights. Four officers were initially disciplined after the January incident.

Defendant Wants To Stop Early Testimony Of Katherine Kealoha’s 99-Year-Old Grandmother Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Defendant Wants To Stop Early Testimony Of Katherine Kealoha’s 99-Year-Old Grandmother

Federal prosecutors want to get the testimony of Florence Puana in a videotaped deposition before the Kealohas’ trial starts because she’s fallen ill.

Kealoha Attorney Wants UH Instructor Muzzled Or Fired Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealoha Attorney Wants UH Instructor Muzzled Or Fired

Rustam Barbee says that UH law school instructor Ken Lawson has crossed a line. But Lawson says Barbee is trying to bully him into silence about the case.

Feds Want Testimony From Katherine Kealoha’s Aging Grandmother Before It’s Too Late Submitted

Feds Want Testimony From Katherine Kealoha’s Aging Grandmother Before It’s Too Late

Florence Puana, a key witness in both the mail box and financial fraud trials, is 99 years old and now seriously ill and hospitalized.

After City Offered Help, Kealoha Says He Wants To Stick With His Federal Lawyer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

After City Offered Help, Kealoha Says He Wants To Stick With His Federal Lawyer

Details must still be worked out regarding whether Honolulu or the federal government will cover the former police chief’s legal costs.

Honolulu Police Chief Gets High Marks From Commission And Community Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Chief Gets High Marks From Commission And Community

A new cybercrime unit, better training to deal with the homeless and speeding up the hiring process are among numerous accomplishments in the first year.

HPD Chief Ballard Says Allegations Of Doctored Test Scores Are Unfounded Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Chief Ballard Says Allegations Of Doctored Test Scores Are Unfounded

The chief told the Honolulu Police Commission Wednesday the city settled the case for $550,000 for financial reasons.

Judge Orders Release Of More Records In Case Of HPD Officer Who Beat Girlfriend Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Orders Release Of More Records In Case Of HPD Officer Who Beat Girlfriend

But it’s unclear when the public will actually get to see the files. The police union has promised to appeal.

Judge Approves $1.3 Million Sale of Kealohas’ Hawaii Kai Home AP

Judge Approves $1.3 Million Sale of Kealohas’ Hawaii Kai Home

Meanwhile, the second scheduled trial on bank fraud charges against the couple was pushed back to October. The first trial in the corruption scandal was earlier pushed back to May.

Chad Blair: Why Is Keith Kaneshiro Still Getting A Paycheck? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Why Is Keith Kaneshiro Still Getting A Paycheck?

His salary should be suspended for now and ultimately forfeited if he’s convicted in Honolulu’s widespread corruption scandal.

How An Accused Drug Dealer Became Key To The Biggest Corruption Case In Honolulu History Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How An Accused Drug Dealer Became Key To The Biggest Corruption Case In Honolulu History

A 2015 drug raid highlights the many angles federal investigators are pursuing as part of a years-long corruption investigation.

Lawsuit Claims HPD Officer Sexually Assaulted Woman Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Claims HPD Officer Sexually Assaulted Woman

When two police officers responded to a drunken disturbance in her home, the plaintiff claims that one of them assaulted her in her bedroom.

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