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A $500 Fine For HPD Officer Who Says He Was Targeted By Kealohas Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

A $500 Fine For HPD Officer Who Says He Was Targeted By Kealohas

Former HPD sergeant Albert Lee was fired after he was charged for driving under the influence and lying to investigators.

City Sued In Crash That Killed Three Pedestrians After Police Pursuit Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

City Sued In Crash That Killed Three Pedestrians After Police Pursuit

Two people who were among the injured say an officer violated HPD policy. They are also suing the alleged drunken driver.

Councilman Menor: Kealoha Case Warrants Internal Reviews Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Councilman Menor: Kealoha Case Warrants Internal Reviews

He said he wants to know how the misdeeds detailed in a federal corruption case were allowed to go “unchecked.”

Two Fatal Shootings By Public Safety Officers Are Under Review For Criminal Charges Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Two Fatal Shootings By Public Safety Officers Are Under Review For Criminal Charges

UPDATED:  Maui prosecutors will consider whether a corrections officer who shot an escaping inmate should face criminal charges, and the state AG is reviewing another shooting by a deputy sheriff.

Taxpayers Shouldn’t Expect Louis Kealoha To Pay Them Back Anytime Soon Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Taxpayers Shouldn’t Expect Louis Kealoha To Pay Them Back Anytime Soon

The Honolulu Police Commission gave the former chief a retirement payment of $250,000 after he was named as the target of a federal criminal investigation. 

Hawaii Supreme Court: Boards Must Prove Privacy Interest To Close Meetings Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court: Boards Must Prove Privacy Interest To Close Meetings

The court ruled in favor of the Civil Beat Law Center on a case involving the Honolulu Police Commission’s actions.

Here’s What To Expect At Closing Arguments In The Kealoha Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s What To Expect At Closing Arguments In The Kealoha Case

Louis and Katherine Kealoha are on trial with three Honolulu police officers for allegedly framing a family member for the theft of their mailbox.

How To Attract Good Police Officers In The Face Of A Nationwide Shortage Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How To Attract Good Police Officers In The Face Of A Nationwide Shortage

The Honolulu Police Department is trying some innovative ideas to fill hundreds of vacancies.

Kealoha Trial Resumes: Now You Can See What The Jury’s Been Looking At Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealoha Trial Resumes: Now You Can See What The Jury’s Been Looking At

The trial took a break last week. That gave the court a chance to release some of the exhibits prosecutors have presented to the jury.

Jury: No Excessive Force In Sheldon Haleck’s Death Submitted

Jury: No Excessive Force In Sheldon Haleck’s Death

UPDATED: He died hours after police officers used a Taser and pepper spray on him while responding to a disorderly conduct call.

City Council OKs Court Challenge Over Louis Kealoha Legal Fees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council OKs Court Challenge Over Louis Kealoha Legal Fees

The council wants to overturn the Police Commission’s decision to pay for the former police chief’s defense in a public corruption trial.

Kealoha Trial: Prosecutors Try To Show HPD Tampered With Key Evidence Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealoha Trial: Prosecutors Try To Show HPD Tampered With Key Evidence

An FBI specialist testified that much of the surveillance video from outside the couple’s home on the day before the mailbox theft appeared to be recorded over.