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Honolulu Police Department

A Year Later, HPD Still Investigating Shooting Deaths Of 2 Police Officers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Year Later, HPD Still Investigating Shooting Deaths Of 2 Police Officers

HPD has yet to release any of its findings about the day two of its officers were killed.

HPD Deputy Says ‘We Did Nothing Wrong’ In Surveillance Of Cabinet Official Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

HPD Deputy Says ‘We Did Nothing Wrong’ In Surveillance Of Cabinet Official

The Honolulu Police Commission didn’t ask many questions about a covert operation that targeted the city’s former medical examiner.

Conspiracy Charge Dismissed Against Katherine Kealoha Victim Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Conspiracy Charge Dismissed Against Katherine Kealoha Victim

Ransen Taito admitted to lying to federal investigators after Kealoha told him his mom would go to prison if he didn’t cover for her.

Police Fatally Shoot Windward Oahu Man Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Fatally Shoot Windward Oahu Man

The male suspect was wanted in connection to an ongoing kidnapping case.

Are Open-Book Tests Making It Too Easy To Become A Honolulu Police Officer? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Are Open-Book Tests Making It Too Easy To Become A Honolulu Police Officer?

HPD says the change emphasizes critical thinking, but others argue police must know some things by heart.

Police Commissioner: HPD Surveillance Of Medical Examiner ‘Raises Some Red Flags’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Commissioner: HPD Surveillance Of Medical Examiner ‘Raises Some Red Flags’

Honolulu Police Commission Chairwoman Shannon Alivado says Chief Susan Ballard must answer some tough questions about a 2019 operation that stemmed from a complaint from the mayor’s office.

Covert Honolulu Police Unit Targeted Former Medical Examiner Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Covert Honolulu Police Unit Targeted Former Medical Examiner

Former Honolulu medical examiner Dr. Christopher Happy was tailed by an elite intelligence unit at the request of the mayor’s office.

Hawaii Supreme Court Releases Cachola Arbitration Decision HPD

Hawaii Supreme Court Releases Cachola Arbitration Decision

The public can finally learn why an arbitrator felt HPD Sgt. Darren Cachola should not have been fired after a video surfaced showing him fighting with his girlfriend.

 

What Did HPD Do To Prevent Another Kealoha Scandal? Not Much, Chief Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Did HPD Do To Prevent Another Kealoha Scandal? Not Much, Chief Says

City Councilman Tommy Waters identified holes that remain in the department’s handling of misconduct, especially when it involves the chief.