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Honolulu Police Department

Honolulu Police Chief Search Expected To Take At Least 6 More Months Honolulu Police Commission/2022

Honolulu Police Chief Search Expected To Take At Least 6 More Months

PSI Services LLC, the consulting firm hired to assist in the search, said it plans to present the police commission with up to four finalists in June.

Three Former Honolulu Officials Charged With Conspiracy For Kealoha Payout Hawaii News Now/2022

Three Former Honolulu Officials Charged With Conspiracy For Kealoha Payout

UPDATED: All defendants pleaded not guilty, and a judge allowed their release on unsecured $50,000 bonds.

HPD And DOE Sued For Allegedly Handcuffing 10-Year-Old Girl Over Drawing Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

HPD And DOE Sued For Allegedly Handcuffing 10-Year-Old Girl Over Drawing

The civil rights lawsuit was filed Friday and alleges that the girl suffered physical, emotional and physiological injuries in the wake of the incident.

SHOPO Leader Wants Faster Progress In Finding A New Honolulu Police Chief Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

SHOPO Leader Wants Faster Progress In Finding A New Honolulu Police Chief

The union’s newly elected president, Robert Cavaco, criticized the police commission’s decision to hire a consulting firm to help with the search.

City Finalizing Deal With Consultant To Help Select The Next Honolulu Police Chief Honolulu Police Commission/2021

City Finalizing Deal With Consultant To Help Select The Next Honolulu Police Chief

PSI Services LLC has been awarded a $145,777.50 contract to the relief of police commissioners who believed the process was taking too long.

The Search For The Next Honolulu Police Chief Is Still Bogged Down Jacob Geanous/Civil Beat/2021

The Search For The Next Honolulu Police Chief Is Still Bogged Down

The Honolulu Police Commission has gone weeks without providing any significant developments in the search for the department’s next chief. Commissioners are starting to question what is taking so long.

The Prosecution Of Police Misconduct Cases Essentially Stopped During The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

The Prosecution Of Police Misconduct Cases Essentially Stopped During The Pandemic

More than 500 complaints were made against HPD employees last year, leading to recommendations for dozens of firings and suspensions.

 

How Police Overtime Leaves Taxpayers On The Hook For Jacked Up Pensions Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How Police Overtime Leaves Taxpayers On The Hook For Jacked Up Pensions

State lawmakers cracked down on pension spiking in 2012 – but only for new employees. The old-timers continue to stick taxpayers with ever-growing bills from the state pension system. 

Shooting Review Board Says Officers Were Justified In Killing Honolulu Man After Chase Screenshot

Shooting Review Board Says Officers Were Justified In Killing Honolulu Man After Chase

The Hawaii Law Enforcement Officer Independent Review Board recommended against prosecuting the officers involved in the death of Dustin Spencer.