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They are accused of violating the victim’s civil rights. Four officers were initially disciplined after the January incident.
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.
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.
The chief told the Honolulu Police Commission Wednesday the city settled the case for $550,000 for financial reasons.
But it’s unclear when the public will actually get to see the files. The police union has promised to appeal.
Legal challenges from Hawaii’s police union have prevented the public release of the identities of almost 2,000 sworn officers.
In contrast to past practice, the police commission solicited input from a wide range of groups and the chief OK’d releasing the details of her annual review.
A 2015 drug raid highlights the many angles federal investigators are pursuing as part of a years-long corruption investigation.
UPDATED: The payment will settle a lawsuit alleging Police Chief Susan Ballard, while commander of the police academy in 2008, took part in making it easier for recruits to pass.
Pekelo Sanchez was killed inside a stolen pickup in 2017. Eight lawsuits alleging wrongful deaths caused by HPD officers have been filed since 2010.
The successful effort by Katherine Kealoha attorney to move the trial back to May was the latest in a series of attempts to delay the legal proceedings.
Defense attorneys want authorities to expand their review of Katherine Kealoha’s involvement to other cases.