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Hawaii’s ‘Unprecedented’ Push To Suspend Keith Kaneshiro Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s ‘Unprecedented’ Push To Suspend Keith Kaneshiro

State Attorney General Clare Connors contends the Honolulu prosecuting attorney should be temporarily removed from office because of his potential entanglement in a federal corruption case.

Honolulu Police Corruption: Drug Charges Filed Against Katherine Kealoha And Her Brother Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Corruption: Drug Charges Filed Against Katherine Kealoha And Her Brother

A new indictment links Kealoha to a drug distribution ring centered at her brother’s Big Island pain clinic.

Hawaii AG Asks Supreme Court To Suspend Honolulu Prosecutor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii AG Asks Supreme Court To Suspend Honolulu Prosecutor

UPDATED: Keith Kaneshiro is under scrutiny as part of a years-long federal investigation into alleged corruption involving the police and prosecutors.

Fighting To Keep The Kealoha Case Open To The Public Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Fighting To Keep The Kealoha Case Open To The Public

Brian Black of the Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest has challenged attempts by both prosecutors and defendants to seal court records.

Report: Far Fewer HPD Officers Were Fired Or Suspended Last Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Report: Far Fewer HPD Officers Were Fired Or Suspended Last Year

Those recommended for discharge often end up keeping their jobs through arbitration. That’s what happened with eight officers whose cases closed in 2017.

Police Commission Opts For Public Hearings In Former Chief’s Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Commission Opts For Public Hearings In Former Chief’s Case

Louis Kealoha says he needs taxpayer help to pay for his criminal defense lawyers.

Former Police Chief Wants Taxpayers To Cover His Criminal Defense Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former Police Chief Wants Taxpayers To Cover His Criminal Defense

Louis Kealoha already has a federal public defender but now wants the city to provide legal help, too.

Government Shutdown Won’t Stall Kealoha Trial Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Government Shutdown Won’t Stall Kealoha Trial

A federal judge on Friday said he would guarantee that all attorneys and expert witnesses would be paid for their services.

Federal Shutdown Claims New Victim: Katherine Kealoha’s Right To A Fair Trial Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Federal Shutdown Claims New Victim: Katherine Kealoha’s Right To A Fair Trial

With her federally funded attorney not getting paid and other expenses on hold, Kealoha wants her trial postponed.

Police Corruption Probe Snags City’s Top Lawyer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Corruption Probe Snags City’s Top Lawyer

Honolulu Corporation Counsel Donna Leong is the latest top city official to be named a target in the ongoing Justice Department investigation.

Honolulu Police Corruption: Another Cop Pleads Guilty Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Corruption: Another Cop Pleads Guilty

HPD Sgt. Daniel Sellers is the latest veteran officer to admit wrongdoing in the nearly 5-year-old federal corruption case.

Honolulu Police Sergeant To Plead Guilty In Kealoha Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Sergeant To Plead Guilty In Kealoha Case

Daniel Sellers is one of several current and former officers charged in a federal investigation.

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