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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.

City Council Targets Decision To Pay For Louis Kealoha’s Legal Defense Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council Targets Decision To Pay For Louis Kealoha’s Legal Defense

A council committee wants to file a lawsuit in an attempt to overturn a Honolulu Police Commission decision.

Can HPD’s New Training Program Reduce Domestic Violence Within Its Ranks? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can HPD’s New Training Program Reduce Domestic Violence Within Its Ranks?

After a “bad month” for officers being arrested on abuse allegations, the department talks about a new initiative. But not everyone thinks it will help.

Who — Or What — Is To Blame For The Death Of Sheldon Haleck? Submitted

Who — Or What — Is To Blame For The Death Of Sheldon Haleck?

Haleck was killed in 2015 after a scuffle with Honolulu police officers. A lawsuit filed against three officers is now going to trial.

Hawaii Ignores National Survey On Police Burden To Transport Psychiatric Patients Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Ignores National Survey On Police Burden To Transport Psychiatric Patients

A new national survey finds that law enforcement agencies nationwide are spending vast amounts of money, time and resources on intervening when people have a mental health crisis.

Why Is It So Hard To Fire Honolulu Police Sgt. Darren Cachola? HPD

Why Is It So Hard To Fire Honolulu Police Sgt. Darren Cachola?

Every year, a number of Honolulu police officers are investigated and even charged with domestic abuse.

HPD Sergeant Convicted In Corruption Scheme Will Stay On The Job Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Sergeant Convicted In Corruption Scheme Will Stay On The Job

There’s a limit to the number of days a police officer can go on leave without pay so the chief wants him to perform administrative duties.

Honolulu Police Sergeant Charged With Domestic Abuse

Honolulu Police Sergeant Charged With Domestic Abuse

Updated: Darren Cachola had already lost his job — and then got it back — after a previous 2014 incident, in which he was caught on video punching his girlfriend.

Police Misconduct Bill Is Not Just About Naming Bad Cops Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Police Misconduct Bill Is Not Just About Naming Bad Cops

House Bill 285 is teetering on the political edge. Lawmakers should give it a solid push forward.