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Honolulu Police Acquire More Military-Style Equipment Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Acquire More Military-Style Equipment

The local ACLU criticizes the purchase of equipment like the $580,000 Lenco Bearcat armored vehicle as encouraging local police to adopt a “warrior mentality.”

New Police Ethics Training Hopes To Stop ‘Misguided Loyalty’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

New Police Ethics Training Hopes To Stop ‘Misguided Loyalty’

The new program from New Orleans teaches police officers to intervene and prevent mistakes before they happen.

Honolulu’s Property Crime Problem: ‘Tourists Make Great Victims’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu’s Property Crime Problem: ‘Tourists Make Great Victims’

Violent crime is down but property crime is climbing, new FBI data shows.

Newly Released Minutes Reveal How Louis Kealoha Got His $250K Buyout Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Newly Released Minutes Reveal How Louis Kealoha Got His $250K Buyout

The Honolulu Police Commission recently released minutes from secret meetings where commissioners and city attorneys hashed out a lucrative retirement deal for the former police chief.

Federal Judge Postpones Sentencing Of The Kealohas For Two Weeks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Federal Judge Postpones Sentencing Of The Kealohas For Two Weeks

Louis Kealoha, the former Honolulu police chief, and Katherine Kealoha, a former deputy city prosecutor, are now scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 31.

A $500 Fine For HPD Officer Who Says He Was Targeted By Kealohas Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

A $500 Fine For HPD Officer Who Says He Was Targeted By Kealohas

Former HPD sergeant Albert Lee was fired after he was charged for driving under the influence and lying to investigators.

City Sued In Crash That Killed Three Pedestrians After Police Pursuit Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

City Sued In Crash That Killed Three Pedestrians After Police Pursuit

Two people who were among the injured say an officer violated HPD policy. They are also suing the alleged drunken driver.

Councilman Menor: Kealoha Case Warrants Internal Reviews Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Councilman Menor: Kealoha Case Warrants Internal Reviews

He said he wants to know how the misdeeds detailed in a federal corruption case were allowed to go “unchecked.”

Two Fatal Shootings By Public Safety Officers Are Under Review For Criminal Charges Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Two Fatal Shootings By Public Safety Officers Are Under Review For Criminal Charges

UPDATED:  Maui prosecutors will consider whether a corrections officer who shot an escaping inmate should face criminal charges, and the state AG is reviewing another shooting by a deputy sheriff.

Taxpayers Shouldn’t Expect Louis Kealoha To Pay Them Back Anytime Soon Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Taxpayers Shouldn’t Expect Louis Kealoha To Pay Them Back Anytime Soon

The Honolulu Police Commission gave the former chief a retirement payment of $250,000 after he was named as the target of a federal criminal investigation. 

Hawaii Supreme Court: Boards Must Prove Privacy Interest To Close Meetings Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court: Boards Must Prove Privacy Interest To Close Meetings

The court ruled in favor of the Civil Beat Law Center on a case involving the Honolulu Police Commission’s actions.

Here’s What To Expect At Closing Arguments In The Kealoha Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s What To Expect At Closing Arguments In The Kealoha Case

Louis and Katherine Kealoha are on trial with three Honolulu police officers for allegedly framing a family member for the theft of their mailbox.