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Sheehan Out As Honolulu Police Commission Chair Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sheehan Out As Honolulu Police Commission Chair

Loretta Sheehan has led the commission through much of the federal corruption probe.

Honolulu Police Official Says Suspect Shot Because ‘He Was Not Compliant’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Official Says Suspect Shot Because ‘He Was Not Compliant’

HPD explained why officers shot and killed a man in Kailua who had walked away from a work furlough facility.

Honolulu Police Shoot Man In Kailua Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Shoot Man In Kailua

A woman who was in the car with the suspect has been arrested.

Former SHOPO President Sues Over Police Chief Comments In A Civil Beat Story Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Former SHOPO President Sues Over Police Chief Comments In A Civil Beat Story

Tenari Maafala left the Honolulu Police Department in 2018 after he was moved to another assignment by the new police chief.

HPD Swears In New Deputy Chief Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Swears In New Deputy Chief

Deputy Chief Jonathon Grems retired in December. Clyde Ho took over.

Honolulu Man Tried Repeatedly On Meth Charges Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Man Tried Repeatedly On Meth Charges Files Civil Rights Lawsuit

Sefo Fatai, an auto mechanic, spent nearly three years in jail awaiting trial. He was never convicted.

Medical Examiner Identifies Two Men Shot And Killed By Honolulu Police Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Medical Examiner Identifies Two Men Shot And Killed By Honolulu Police

One man was fatally shot in Kalihi after a long crosstown pursuit. Police said the second man was wielding a knife when he was shot at Campbell Industrial Park.

Honolulu Police Officer Kills Knife-Wielding Suspect Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Officer Kills Knife-Wielding Suspect

This was the second fatal officer-involved shooting in less than 24 hours on Oahu.

Honolulu Police Shoot And Kill Suspect At Car Dealership Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Shoot And Kill Suspect At Car Dealership

The incident was triggered by police receiving reports of suspects wearing ski masks in a Sam’s Club parking lot.

HPD Chief: Police Shot At Man Who Tried To Run Over Officer Courtesy: KITV

HPD Chief: Police Shot At Man Who Tried To Run Over Officer

Update: A 23-year-0ld man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Case Dismissed: 8 Years, No Conviction And A Honolulu Man’s Life Derailed Illustration by Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Case Dismissed: 8 Years, No Conviction And A Honolulu Man’s Life Derailed

Sefo Fatai says a woman he thought would give him money to pay off a debt to his boss handed him meth instead, plunging him into an eight-year ordeal fighting the criminal justice system.

Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot In Fifth Honolulu Officer-Involved Shooting Of The Year Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot In Fifth Honolulu Officer-Involved Shooting Of The Year

Honolulu police officers shot about 20 rounds at the 30-year-old man as he was driving his car toward them, the Honolulu police chief said.