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So Why Would Anyone Fake Stealing A Mailbox? The Feds Make Their Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

So Why Would Anyone Fake Stealing A Mailbox? The Feds Make Their Case

The U.S. Justice Department wants to present evidence of the Kealohas’ alleged financial crimes to help establish motive for the broader conspiracy case.

Report: Far Fewer HPD Officers Were Fired Or Suspended Last Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Report: Far Fewer HPD Officers Were Fired Or Suspended Last Year

Those recommended for discharge often end up keeping their jobs through arbitration. That’s what happened with eight officers whose cases closed in 2017.

Honolulu Police Fatally Shoot Man Who Drove Toward Officer Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Fatally Shoot Man Who Drove Toward Officer

The suspect was pulled over early Tuesday near Kamehameha Shopping Center for a traffic violation.

Police Commission Opts For Public Hearings In Former Chief’s Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Commission Opts For Public Hearings In Former Chief’s Case

Louis Kealoha says he needs taxpayer help to pay for his criminal defense lawyers.

Former Police Chief Wants Taxpayers To Cover His Criminal Defense Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former Police Chief Wants Taxpayers To Cover His Criminal Defense

Louis Kealoha already has a federal public defender but now wants the city to provide legal help, too.

Labor Board: Police Chief Did Nothing Wrong When She Transferred SHOPO President Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Labor Board: Police Chief Did Nothing Wrong When She Transferred SHOPO President

It was OK for Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard to publicly explain why she felt it necessary to reassign Tenari Ma’afala and other union officials.

Honolulu Police Corruption: Another Cop Pleads Guilty Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Corruption: Another Cop Pleads Guilty

HPD Sgt. Daniel Sellers is the latest veteran officer to admit wrongdoing in the nearly 5-year-old federal corruption case.

Lawsuit Filed Against Honolulu Police Over Beach Park Shooting Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Filed Against Honolulu Police Over Beach Park Shooting

Witnesses dispute the HPD’s version of a fatal shooting on the North Shore in 2017, the suit claims.

Honolulu Is Short On Cops — And Seattle Is Poaching Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Is Short On Cops — And Seattle Is Poaching

Mainland police departments are making it easy for rookie and veteran officers to relocate. With 246 vacancies, the HPD may start doing the same.

Police Chief: Sharing Information With Kaneshiro Not In City’s ‘Best Interest’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Chief: Sharing Information With Kaneshiro Not In City’s ‘Best Interest’

UPDATED: Mayor’s office is “seriously considering” Susan Ballard’s request that the prosecuting attorney be excluded from public safety meetings because of reports he’s under investigation.

Honolulu Police Corruption Probe Now Includes Katherine Kealoha’s Brother Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Corruption Probe Now Includes Katherine Kealoha’s Brother

A federal grand jury continues to expand its investigation, now delving into prescription pain medications that were seized during a 2015 drug raid.

HPD Program For Domestic Violence Victims Stalls Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

HPD Program For Domestic Violence Victims Stalls

Two years after advocates convinced Honolulu police officers to implement a threat assessment form for victims, its use has dropped by half.