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Honolulu Police Are Issuing An ‘Unprecedented’ Number Of Pandemic Tickets Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Are Issuing An ‘Unprecedented’ Number Of Pandemic Tickets

Many are being dismissed. But the court system is struggling to keep up as thousands of violators are forced to appear before a judge anyway.

Honolulu Police Officer Awaiting Trial For Domestic Abuse PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Officer Awaiting Trial For Domestic Abuse

The woman reported that an HPD officer assaulted her, destroyed her phone and harassed her.

Honolulu Police Chief Denies Racial Disparities Are Proof Of Profiling Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Chief Denies Racial Disparities Are Proof Of Profiling

Ballard says it’s “unfair, unfounded and just plain wrong” to say HPD targets people based on their ethnicity.

Denby Fawcett: HPD Deals With Sex Abuse Within Its Own Ranks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: HPD Deals With Sex Abuse Within Its Own Ranks

Female police officers have filed complaints against their male colleagues for years. But how well department officials handle the problem remains a question.

ACLU Presses HPD To Fix Racial Disparities In Policing Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

ACLU Presses HPD To Fix Racial Disparities In Policing

The police chief has repeatedly said the department doesn’t need broad-based reform.

Honolulu Sued Over Fatal Police Shooting Of Waianae Man Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Sued Over Fatal Police Shooting Of Waianae Man

The family of the man who died alleges police used excessive and unreasonable force after stopping the suspected shoplifter last year.

HPD Chief Says There’s Less Racial Bias In Hawaii. She’s Wrong Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Chief Says There’s Less Racial Bias In Hawaii. She’s Wrong

HPD data says Black, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities experience force at the hands of police at higher rates than white and Asian communities.

20 Years Of Honolulu Police Misconduct Summaries Document Serious Bad Behavior Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

20 Years Of Honolulu Police Misconduct Summaries Document Serious Bad Behavior

Secrecy has long masked serious incidents of misconduct and outright corruption within the ranks of the Honolulu Police Department.

Negotiations Begin On Hawaii Police Misconduct Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Negotiations Begin On Hawaii Police Misconduct Bill

The Legislature couldn’t come to an agreement on House Bill 285 in 2019 but public pressure has forced lawmakers to reconsider it again this session.