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Honolulu Police Department

Judge: Officer in Kealoha Civil Case Entitled to City-Funded Attorney Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge: Officer in Kealoha Civil Case Entitled to City-Funded Attorney

The court ruled the city must pay for the defense of HPD officer Ming-Hung Nguyen because he was sued for actions “done in performance of duty.”

Appeals Court Says Honolulu Police Used Excessive Force in 2015 Death Honolulu Police Department

Appeals Court Says Honolulu Police Used Excessive Force in 2015 Death

The 9th Circuit Court sided with a lower court, clearing the way for a lawsuit against HPD by the family of Sheldon Haleck.

Katherine Kealoha’s Boyfriend Charged With Lying About Their Affair Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha’s Boyfriend Charged With Lying About Their Affair

New court documents say the wife of the former Honolulu police chief and her lover worked together to hide their relationship from federal investigators.

Civil Beat Wins Right To Intervene In HPD Arbitration Case Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Wins Right To Intervene In HPD Arbitration Case

The news outlet has been seeking the report that gave Sgt. Darren Cachola his job back.

Law Enforcement’s Struggle To Help Honolulu’s Mentally Ill PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Law Enforcement’s Struggle To Help Honolulu’s Mentally Ill

Even with assistance from police psychologists, some emotionally disturbed residents keep officers returning again and again.

New Indictment Against Kealohas Focuses on Bank Fraud, Identify Theft Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

New Indictment Against Kealohas Focuses on Bank Fraud, Identify Theft

Defense attorneys had wrongly hoped federal prosecutors were dropping conspiracy charges involving an alleged mailbox theft.

Honolulu Cop Fired For Domestic Violence Gets His Job Back

Honolulu Cop Fired For Domestic Violence Gets His Job Back

But a labor board panel has temporarily blocked Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard’s effort to release information explaining the decision.


Mayor Won’t Get Power To Hire Or Fire Honolulu Police Chief Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Mayor Won’t Get Power To Hire Or Fire Honolulu Police Chief

Councilman Ikaika Anderson pulls back his proposals to shake up how the city selects police and fire chiefs and commissions.

The Case Of A Honolulu Cop Fired For Domestic Violence Is About To Go Public Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

The Case Of A Honolulu Cop Fired For Domestic Violence Is About To Go Public

Darren Cachola, a former HPD sergeant, could get his job back four years after he was caught on tape beating his girlfriend inside a Honolulu restaurant.

Should The Mayor Choose Honolulu’s Police Chief? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should The Mayor Choose Honolulu’s Police Chief?

One Honolulu council member is pushing to amend the city charter to revamp how the chief and police commissioners are chosen.

Kealohas Will Face Two Trials in Federal Corruption Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealohas Will Face Two Trials in Federal Corruption Case

A federal judge’s ruling that the couple should receive separate trials on various charges was a legal victory for the defendants.


Ballard Promises Aggressive Recruitment To Fix Cop Shortage Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ballard Promises Aggressive Recruitment To Fix Cop Shortage

Honolulu’s police chief offers blunt assessments of homelessness and the scandal that tarnished her predecessor.

July 2018

Tuesday, July 17

Judge: Officer in Kealoha Civil Case Entitled to City-Funded Attorney

Wednesday, July 11

Appeals Court Says Honolulu Police Used Excessive Force in 2015 Death

Monday, July 9

Katherine Kealoha’s Boyfriend Charged With Lying About Their Affair

June 2018

Thursday, June 28

Civil Beat Wins Right To Intervene In HPD Arbitration Case

Monday, June 25

Law Enforcement’s Struggle To Help Honolulu’s Mentally Ill

May 2018

Wednesday, May 30

New Indictment Against Kealohas Focuses on Bank Fraud, Identify Theft

Thursday, May 24

Honolulu Cop Fired For Domestic Violence Gets His Job Back

Tuesday, May 22

Mayor Won’t Get Power To Hire Or Fire Honolulu Police Chief

The Case Of A Honolulu Cop Fired For Domestic Violence Is About To Go Public

Wednesday, May 9

Should The Mayor Choose Honolulu’s Police Chief?

Thursday, May 3

Kealohas Will Face Two Trials in Federal Corruption Case

April 2018

Sunday, April 29

Ballard Promises Aggressive Recruitment To Fix Cop Shortage

Friday, April 27

Will The Kealoha Case Be One Big Show Or Separate Trials?

Thursday, April 26

Hawaii May Soon Join The Other 49 States In Setting Police Standards

Friday, April 13

Honolulu Police Target Bicyclists With No Registration Tags

Monday, April 2

How ‘Blind Faith’ Led To Hawaii’s Biggest Police Corruption Scandal

March 2018

Thursday, March 29

Kealohas, Accused Cops Plead Not Guilty To Newest Charges

Tuesday, March 20

Legislators Again Consider Making More Police Disciplinary Records Public

Sunday, March 18

Honolulu Police Chief Defends Reassignment Of Union Leaders

Friday, March 9

Court Documents: The Kealohas Agree To Sell Their Home

Monday, March 5

Lienholder On Ex-Police Chief’s Home Wants It Sold

Friday, March 2

Ex-Honolulu Police Chief Aims To Fight Charges In 2 Trials

Lawsuit: Ex-Honolulu Police Chief, Wife Default On $1M Mortgage

Thursday, March 1

SHOPO President Retiring From His Union And Patrol Jobs

Lawsuit: Ex-Honolulu Police Chief, Wife Default On $1M Mortgage

February 2018

Wednesday, February 28

HPD Lieutenant Seeks Separate Trials In Police Corruption Case

Tuesday, February 27

Ex-HPD Major Wants Separate Trial In Corruption Case

Friday, February 23

Hawaii Schools Chief: Threats Against Schools ‘Aren’t Taken Lightly’

Wednesday, February 21

Honolulu Police Commission Gets New Leadership

This Is What A Statewide Police Board Might Look Like In Hawaii

Tuesday, February 20

How Honolulu’s New Police Chief Is Shaking Up A Troubled Department

Friday, February 9

SHOPO V. Ballard: Don’t Let The Police Union Bully HPD’s New Chief

Wednesday, February 7

Hawaii Police Union Strikes Back At Chief Ballard Over Reassignments

New HPD Report Shows Just How Hard It Is To Fire A Bad Cop

January 2018

Saturday, January 27

Botched Illegal Gambling Case Prompts Lawsuit Against Prosecutors

Friday, January 19

Officers At Bar Shooting Denied City-Paid Legal Defense

Friday, January 5

Another Guilty Plea In Federal Police Corruption Investigation

Wednesday, January 3

Police Commission Loosens Rules On Legal Fees For Officers

Woman Sues Hawaii For Hiring Ex-Cop Who Then Assaulted Her

December 2017

Thursday, December 28

Suits Against Honolulu Cops Cite ‘Culture Of Silence’ At HPD

Wednesday, December 27

Honolulu Police Try Building More Trust With The Homeless

Friday, December 22

New Police Chief Reassigns Union President To Patrol Shift

Wednesday, December 20

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell Builds A New-Look Police Commission

Wednesday, December 6

Council Gives Preliminary OK To Changing How Police Panel Selected

Hawaii AG Won’t File Charges In Toddler Abuse Case

Honolulu Police Officer’s Road Rage Results In Lawsuit Against City

Tuesday, December 5

HPD Won’t Force Marijuana Patients To Give Up Their Guns Right Away

Councilman Wants A Piece Of The Action In Picking Police Commissioners

November 2017

Wednesday, November 29

Did Honolulu Police Go Too Far In The Case Of This Man’s Death?

Tuesday, November 28

Honolulu Police Tell Medical Marijuana Patients To Give Up Their Guns

New Kealoha Defense Tactic: Going After ‘Mainland Prosecutors’

Monday, November 27

Ex-Cop Sentenced For Helping Prostitute In Exchange For Sex

Thursday, November 16

Caldwell Nominates Former TV Executive For Police Commission

Wednesday, November 15

New HPD Chief Shares Her Goals For A Department In Turmoil

Tuesday, November 14

Kealohas Get New Defense Attorneys In Federal Conspiracy Case

Thursday, November 9

Judge: Kealohas Are Too Broke To Pay For Their Own Defense

Wednesday, November 8

Judge To Kealohas: Show Me Your Finances

Tuesday, November 7

Kealoha Attorneys Want Out Of Corruption Case

Monday, November 6

Criminal Case Against Kealohas Puts Brakes On Uncle’s Suit

Honolulu Police Officers Begin Testing Body Cameras

Friday, November 3

Officer Charged In Corruption Case Challenges Police Commission

Explosive Motion Calls For Ouster Of Kealoha Attorneys

What’s At The Center Of The Case Against The Kealohas? Bank Fraud

Thursday, November 2

Ian Lind: It Turns Out We Owe Chuck Totto A Big Thank-You

Wednesday, November 1

Officers Hope New Chief Will Clear Away ‘Dark Cloud Over HPD’

Judge Dismisses Suit Challenging Secret Meetings About Police Chief

Council Confirms Two New Honolulu Police Commission Members

Three Officers Plead Not Guilty In Honolulu Police Corruption Case

Some Of Our Best Reporting On Honolulu Police Misconduct

October 2017

Tuesday, October 31

A Look At The Business Execs Up For Seats On Honolulu Police Commission

Monday, October 30

Susan Ballard To Be Sworn In Wednesday As Honolulu Police Chief

Friday, October 27

Former HPD Police Chief Gets New Criminal Defense Attorney

Lawyers Want Review Of Cases Handled By Indicted Officials

Jim Dooley: Secrecy, Unwavering Loyalty A Recipe For Police Corruption

Here’s Our Advice For Our New Police Chief

HPD Corruption Case: Who Is Alison Lee Wong?

Wednesday, October 25

Susan Ballard Picked As New Honolulu Police Chief

Covert Honolulu Police Unit Has Long History Of Troubles

Tuesday, October 24

High Court Rejects Media Complaint About Police Commission Secrecy

The Children’s Trust Fund At The Heart Of The Kealoha Indictment

Monday, October 23

Interviews For Next Honolulu Police Chief Begin Amid Growing Scandal

Let’s Scrap The Police Chief Search And Start Over

How Far Will The Honolulu Police Corruption Investigation Spread?

Friday, October 20

A Guide To The Case Against The Kealohas

Former Honolulu Police Chief And Prosecutor Wife Arrested

No Criminal Indictment Yet In Federal Police Corruption Probe

Wednesday, October 18

FBI Reveals New Details About The Alleged Honolulu Police Conspiracy

Caldwell Names Two New Honolulu Police Commissioners

Third HPD Officer Arrested As Part Of Corruption Investigation

Tuesday, October 17

Questions Surface Over Integrity Of HPD Chief Candidate

Monday, October 16

Two Honolulu Cops Face Felony Charges In Corruption Case

Sunday, October 15

FBI Arrests Two Allegedly Tied To Honolulu Police Corruption Probe

Friday, October 13

Chad Blair: Why Is It So Hard To Find Police Commissioners?

Wednesday, October 11

Honolulu Police Commission Chairman Should Just Resign

Friday, October 6

Acting Honolulu Police Chief To Retire As Search For Replacement Continues

Thursday, October 5

Overtime Costs Keep Going Up For Honolulu City Government

Wednesday, October 4

Public Input Favors Retired HPD Major’s Candidacy To Be Police Chief

September 2017

Thursday, September 28

Judge Blocks Release Of Names Of Former Undercover Cops — For Now

Honolulu Police Commission Picks Seven Finalists For Chief

Wednesday, September 27

Outspoken Honolulu Police Commissioners Just Got More Power

Monday, September 25

Honolulu Police Commissioner Resigns Over Chief Selection Process

Wednesday, September 20

Kealoha’s Quest For City To Pay His Legal Fees Takes A Nasty Turn

Ian Lind: It’s Time To End The Secrecy Surrounding Police Officers

Monday, September 18

Reader Rep: Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth From The HPD?

Monday, September 11

News Outlets Challenge Honolulu Police Commission Secrecy

How A Police Officer’s Complaints About HPD Corruption Went Viral

Thursday, September 7

Honolulu’s Search For A New Police Chief Down To 9 Candidates

SHOPO: Don’t Release Police Officer Names For Salary Database

August 2017

Wednesday, August 30

Grand Jury Probe Zeroes In On ‘Safe House’ Property Deal

Monday, August 14

Ex-Cop Sues Honolulu For Not Paying To Defend Him In Assault Lawsuit

Friday, August 11

Ex-Honolulu Cop Offers $300,000 To Settle Suit With Bartender He Shot

July 2017

Thursday, July 20

Police Commissioners Clash Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Secret Hearings

Wednesday, July 19

Two Police Commissioners Say Secret Hearings For Cops Are Improper

Monday, July 17

Why Is A High-Tech Agency Building A Center For Cops And Rescue Workers?

Thursday, July 6

Why Taxpayers Might Have To Pay For Ex-Honolulu Police Chief’s Attorney

Wednesday, July 5

Honolulu Police Commission: Where’s Our Consultant?

Embattled City Prosecutor Kealoha Has Been On Unpaid Leave Since April

June 2017

Monday, June 26

Kealohas Tried to Discredit Police Commissioner In Corruption Probe

Thursday, June 22

Ex-Honolulu Police Chief’s Fight For Legal Fees Turns Nasty

Wednesday, June 21

Another Delay In Nationwide Search For Honolulu Police Chief

Thursday, June 15

Audit Finds Domestic Violence Crackdown Isn’t Working In Honolulu

Tuesday, June 13

Medical Bills Exceed $1 Million For Woman Accidentally Shot By Cop

Monday, June 12

VIDEO: What It’s Like To Be A Cop In Honolulu

Tuesday, June 6

Katherine Kealoha Sues City To Keep Her Employment Records Secret

May 2017

Monday, May 22

5 Percent Pay Raises Recommended For Mayor And Top Officials

Friday, May 19

Should Taxpayers Have Paid The Legal Tab For This Honolulu Cop?

Wednesday, May 17

Hubbub Over Reality TV Star Sinks HPD Chief Selection Panel

Tuesday, May 16

ACLU: 10 Questions For The Next Honolulu Police Chief

Wednesday, May 10

It Looks Like Political Insiders Will Help Pick The Next Honolulu Police Chief

Friday, May 5

Police Commissioner Cites Another ‘Failed Investigation’ Of Possible Abuse

Wednesday, May 3

Kealoha Threatens Police Commissioner With Ethics Complaint

Dog The Bounty Hunter’s Wife Might Help Select HPD’s Next Chief

Why The Stakes Are So High In Hawaii Police Union Negotiations

April 2017

Friday, April 28

Police Misconduct Cases: A Settlement, A Sentence And An Acquittal

Thursday, April 27

Lawmakers Advance A Bill Allowing A Mainlander To Be Police Chief

Monday, April 24

Honolulu Prosecutor Could Be A Witness For The Defense

Thursday, April 20

Police Commission May Be Short-Changing Cops In Need Of Attorneys

Wednesday, April 19

Honolulu Closer To Outfitting Officers With Body Cameras

Tuesday, April 18

Hawaii Police Agencies Struggle To Equip Officers With Body Cameras

Thursday, April 13

Kauai Police Chief Says He’s Applied For Honolulu Chief Job

Tuesday, April 11

Honolulu Police Should Work With The Press, Not Hide From It

Monday, April 10

Should Honolulu’s New Police Chief Be An Insider Or An Outsider?

Thursday, April 6

Hawaii AG To Review Toddler Abuse Case That Police Botched

Wednesday, April 5

Honolulu Police Chief Job Attracts At Least 30 Applicants

Tuesday, April 4

Lawsuit: Police Officers, Union Tried To Cover Up Bar Shooting

Denby Fawcett: Media Training For Honolulu Cops A Waste of Money

Monday, April 3

Honolulu Police Chief Applications Are Rolling In

HPD Major Retires Amid Justice Department Corruption Probe

How The Hawaii Police Union Is Helping Keep Bad Cops On The Job

March 2017

Tuesday, March 28

Hawaii Lawmakers Are Still Chilly To Police Reform

Thursday, March 23

Did Honolulu Cops Issue Fake Tickets Or Did The Honolulu Prosecutor Make Up The Story?

Monday, March 6

Does The Justice Department Really Have A Case Against The Kealohas?

Friday, March 3

HPD Reassigns Detective Who Investigated Toddler Abuse Case

Wednesday, March 1

Honolulu Police Admit They Mishandled Toddler Abuse Case

Why Weren’t Other Parents Told About Day Care Toddler Abuse?

February 2017

Thursday, February 23

To Be A Honolulu Police Commissioner, First Be A Political Insider

Wednesday, February 15

Police Chief Orders Full Review Of Toddler Assault Case

Thursday, February 9

Hawaii Lawmakers Want Answers In Toddler Abuse Case

Wednesday, February 8

‘Rare’ Request Seeks To Hide Criminal Case From Honolulu Prosecutor

This Honolulu Toddler Nearly Died In An Assault But No Charges Filed

Friday, February 3

HPD Chief Got His $250K Payout But No One Will Say Who Gave It To Him

Thursday, February 2

New Report Shows Serious Misconduct Persists At HPD

Wednesday, February 1

HPD: We Don’t Have $250,000 To Give The Chief

Ian Lind: Public Interest Measures Surface At Legislature

January 2017

Thursday, January 26

Lawsuit: Police Commission Broke The Law With Secret Meetings

Can One Attorney Sue The Chief And Defend Him At The Same Time?

Wednesday, January 25

Will Police Reform Finally Gain Traction In The 2017 Legislature?

Tuesday, January 24

Acting HPD Chief Concerned About $250K Payment To Kealoha

Monday, January 23

Police Commission Clarifies HPD Chief’s $250K Deal

Friday, January 20

Why One Police Commissioner Wanted To Fire The Chief

Thursday, January 19

Ian Lind: HPD Needs To Stop Shooting At Cars

Wednesday, January 18

Honolulu Police Chief Gets $250,000 In Retirement Deal

Senator: ‘Silent’ Police Commission Should Stay Quiet A Bit Longer

Friday, January 13

Honolulu Police Commission To City Council: Stay Out Of It

FBI Serves Search Warrant At Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office

Tuesday, January 10

City Council Members ‘Leery’ Of HPD Chief’s Retirement Deal

Monday, January 9

HPD Chief Could Get A Lucrative Cash Payout Along With Pension

Is HPD Chief’s Departure Just The Beginning Of An ‘Ugly’ Mess?

Friday, January 6

Embattled Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha To Retire

Wednesday, January 4

Police Commission Remains Mum About HPD Chief Situation

Police Commission: HPD Chief’s Future Will Be Discussed In Secret

Tuesday, January 3

City Prosecutor Under Corruption Probe Will Run Criminal Intel Unit

The Plot Thickens In The Honolulu Police Chief Conspiracy Case

December 2016

Wednesday, December 28

The Only Cure For Our Police Blues: Put Chief On Permanent Leave

Thursday, December 22

Was Acting HPD Chief In On The Theft Conspiracy?

Tuesday, December 20

Honolulu Police Chief Placed On Leave During Corruption Probe

Friday, December 16

Ex-Cop Pleads Guilty In Mailbox Conspiracy Involving Police Chief

Thursday, December 15

Conspiracy Charges Filed Against Former Cop In Chief’s Mailbox Case

Wednesday, December 14

New Lawsuit Filed Against Police Chief, His Wife And Other Officers

Thursday, December 8

Lobbyist To Head Police Commission

State Hides Work History Of Former Cop Charged With Sex Assault

November 2016

Wednesday, November 23

Why Keith Kaneshiro Is Standing Behind Katherine Kealoha

Friday, November 4

A Rare Gift: HPD Chief Donates $500 To Prosecutor’s Campaign

October 2016

Friday, October 21

Almost Three-Quarters Of Voters Want To Strengthen Police Panel

Thursday, October 20

Voters Asked To Strengthen Honolulu Police Commission

Monday, October 17

Ex-Supreme Court Justice Picked For Honolulu Police Commission

September 2016

Thursday, September 29

What Happens When A Cop Goes On Desk Duty?

Monday, September 26

Why Is Ron Taketa Still On The Honolulu Police Commission?

Wednesday, September 21

Are Honolulu Prosecutors Covering Up Police Misconduct?

Wednesday, September 14

Feds Zeroing In On Targets In Police Chief Probe

Wednesday, September 7

New Police Commissioner Takes on Honolulu Police Chief

Tuesday, September 6

HPD Chief Kealoha Lawsuit Could Cost City $300K

August 2016

Tuesday, August 16

Attorney: Police Commission ‘Ill Equipped’ To Investigate Chief

Kealohas’ ‘Bizarre’ Legal Strategy: Filing Lawsuits And Going Public

Wednesday, August 3

Caldwell’s Inaction On Police Reform Draws Political Attacks

July 2016

Wednesday, July 13

A Peek Inside The Corruption Probe Of Honolulu’s Police Chief

Monday, July 11

Police Are Shooting And Killing More People In Hawaii This Year

June 2016

Friday, June 3

Caldwell Nominates ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ For Honolulu Police Commission

May 2016

Tuesday, May 31

Why Is It So Hard To Pass Police Reform In Hawaii?

Friday, May 20

Lesbians Win $80K Over HPD Arrest

The Projector: Honoring 46 Fallen Honolulu Police Officers

April 2016

Thursday, April 28

Under Investigation: Kealohas Speak Out, Suggest They’re Political Targets

Prosecutor Files Complaint Over Police Officer Actions

Wednesday, April 20

HPD Officer Arrested On Suspicion Of Attempted Bribery, Prostitution

Monday, April 18

Is The Proposed Review Of Police Killings Just ‘Window-Dressing’?

Thursday, April 14

Cops, Coffee and Conversation: HPD Reaches Out To Citizens

Monday, April 11

‘A Bum Job:’ Trust In Honolulu’s Police Commission Crumbles

Thursday, April 7

Cops, Coffee And A PR Push For Harmony

March 2016

Friday, March 25

The Projector: Politics And Police

Wednesday, March 23

Charter Change: How Easy Should It Be To Fire A Police Chief?

Tuesday, March 22

Cop Cameras Among The Police Reform Bills Still Alive

Wednesday, March 16

Council OKs $4.7M For Police Race Case

House Kills Statewide Training Board For Law Enforcement Officers

Tuesday, March 15

Untested Rape Kits: Hawaii Isn’t The Only State Struggling With A Backlog

Monday, March 14

High Public Cost Of Race Case Bolsters Calls For Police Reform

Tuesday, March 1

Police Reform Bills Forge Ahead In Hawaii Legislature

February 2016

Monday, February 29

Old Case Sheds New Light On Police Major’s Domestic Violence Past

Tuesday, February 9

‘Smart On Crime’: Lawmakers Take Up Wide-Ranging Reforms

December 2015

Tuesday, December 15

Police Union Renews Body Cam Threat

Friday, December 11

HPD Beating Caught On Tape

November 2015

Wednesday, November 11

Report: Hawaii’s Police Property Seizures Ripe For Abuse

Tuesday, November 10

VIDEO: Are These Honolulu Cops Acting Appropriately?

Monday, November 2

Pod Squad: Are Honolulu Police Overreacting In Some Situations?

October 2015

Thursday, October 29

Honolulu Police, The FBI And The So-Called ‘Ferguson Effect’

Wednesday, October 28

Calls Grow For Reforms To Boost Police Accountability

Tuesday, October 27

Arrests Of Lesbians Spur Lawsuit, Internal Affairs Investigation

Wednesday, October 21

Honolulu Police Commission ‘Knows Nothing’ About HPD Chief Probe

Tuesday, October 20

Lawsuit: Coverup In Honolulu Police Custody Death

Friday, October 16

Ex-HPD Officer Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Attacks

Thursday, October 15

Who’s the Special Prosecutor Investigating the Honolulu Police Chief?

Friday, October 9

Honolulu Police Chief Sues Ethics Commission to Stop Probe

September 2015

Thursday, September 24

HPD Ignores ‘Toothless’ Police Commission in Use of Force Case

Monday, September 14

Honolulu Police Officer Sued For Killing Mentally Ill Man

Wednesday, September 2

When Cops Become Criminals: Arrests of HPD Officers Point to a ‘Culture of Corruption’

August 2015

Tuesday, August 4

Honolulu May Spend $75K to Settle Case of Alleged Police Brutality

July 2015

Friday, July 31

Assault Charges Filed Against Honolulu Police Officer

Monday, July 20

HPD Taser Case: Did Officers Follow Protocol When Sheldon Haleck Died?

Tuesday, July 14

Autopsy: Honolulu Man Dies After ‘Violent Physical Struggle’ With Cops

Thursday, July 2

How Old Is Too Old for a Cop?

Wednesday, July 1

A Happy Ending: Release of Public Records Ends Civil Beat Lawsuit

June 2015

Tuesday, June 30

WATCH: Taser Video Shows Final Minutes Before Sheldon Haleck Died in Police Custody

Monday, June 29

Pod Squad: Why Public Review of Police Action Is Important

Thursday, June 25

More HPD Officers Face Federal Charges in Beating Case

Thursday, June 18

Hawaii’s High Court Considers Whether Police Misconduct Should Be Public

Friday, June 12

Why Are the Autopsy Results for Man Tasered by Honolulu Police Still a Secret?

May 2015

Tuesday, May 19

HPD Officer Blames ‘Temper’ For Chinatown Attack

Friday, May 8

Honolulu Police Chief Under Ethics Probe Over Missing Mailbox

Friday, May 1

HPD Posts Policies, Including For Use of Force, Online

April 2015

Wednesday, April 15

Public Asked For Input on Embattled HPD

March 2015

Tuesday, March 3

HPD Officer Caught on Video Slamming Man to the Ground

February 2015

Friday, February 27

In Hawaii, Police Transparency Will Have to Wait

Tuesday, February 24

High Marks for Honolulu Police Chief Despite Controversy

Wednesday, February 11

Hawaii Lawmakers Seek Cash for Police Body Cameras

Tuesday, February 10

Police Reform Measures Gain Steam in Hawaii Legislature

Tuesday, February 3

Honolulu Police Sent 22 Misconduct Cases to Prosecutors in 2014

January 2015

Friday, January 23

How Can Police Regain the Public’s Trust?

Wednesday, January 21

Hawaii Police Killed At Least 36 People in 20 Years

Tuesday, January 20

Don’t Expect a ‘Co-Chief’ Anytime Soon at HPD

Wednesday, January 14

Attorney: Honolulu Police Chief’s Stolen Mailbox ‘An FBI Matter’

Former HPD Officer Sentenced for Extortion of Hostess Bar

Honolulu Police Chief Under Fire: Can He Survive Legal and Legislative Scrutiny?

Wednesday, January 7

Senators Want Better Management of HPD, Ask For ‘Co-Chiefs’

December 2014

Friday, December 19

Caldwell Won’t Discuss the Problems of Honolulu’s Police Chief

Tuesday, December 16

FBI Asked to Probe Whether Honolulu Police Mishandled Chief’s Mailbox Theft Case

Wednesday, December 10

Will Honolulu Police Commission Hold Chief Kealoha Accountable?

Friday, December 5

Did Honolulu’s Police Chief Intentionally Cause a Mistrial?

Thursday, December 4

Mistrial Declared in Honolulu Police Chief’s Missing Mailbox Case

November 2014

Tuesday, November 18

Hawaii Police Claim To Have New Leads In ‘Peter Boy’ Kema Disappearance

October 2014

Friday, October 17

Watch: HPD Releases Cachola Surveillance Videos, 911 Tape

Tuesday, October 14

HPD Looks to Break Code of Silence, Improve Abuse Training

Thursday, October 9

Prosecutor: Criticism of Handling of HPD Domestic Violence Case ‘Uninformed’

iPhone Video Shows HPD Officer Striking Man, City Pays $37,500

Wednesday, October 8

No Criminal Charges for HPD Officer Who Beat His Girlfriend

Monday, October 6

Pod Squad Examines Domestic Violence and the HPD

Thursday, October 2

Hawaii Senator Wants HPD to Use Drones for More Efficiency

September 2014

Tuesday, September 30

Hawaii Lawmakers Grill Honolulu Police Chief on Domestic Violence

Monday, September 29

HPD Chief: ‘There’s No Dark Conspiracy Here’

Thursday, September 25

Missing Mailbox Exposes Family Friction for HPD Chief, Prosecutor Wife

Tuesday, September 23

HPD Chief Sends Officer-Involved DV Case to Prosecutor

Monday, September 22

Honolulu Police Chief: We’re Not As Transparent As We Should Be

Thursday, September 18

Honolulu Police Chief Vows He Won’t ‘Cave In’ To Political Pressure

Wednesday, September 17

Hawaii Women Lawmakers Slam Police Chief for Canceling Domestic Violence Meeting

Friday, September 12

Caldwell: ‘Extreme Action’ Required If HPD Officer Assaulted Girlfriend

Thursday, September 11

Will HPD Seriously Confront Domestic Violence Within Its Ranks?

Hawaii Women Leaders Demand Accountability over HPD Incident

July 2014

Thursday, July 3

HPD Pushes to Increase Number of Female Officers On the Force

June 2014

Thursday, June 5

HPD: Nearly $6 Million in Legal Settlements in 11 Years

May 2014

Wednesday, May 28

HPD Use of Force Report: A Blurred Snapshot Lacking Context

Saturday, May 17

Honolulu Prosescutor Agrees More Transparency Better In Police Shootings

Friday, May 16

Withholding Police Disciplinary Records Will Cost Honolulu $43,000

April 2014

Thursday, April 24

Hawaii Takes ‘A Big Step’ in Making Police More Accountable for Misconduct

March 2014

Thursday, March 20

Honolulu Police Want to Keep Misconduct Away From Public Scrutiny

Wednesday, March 5

Hawaii House Bill Would End Secrecy Surrounding Suspended Cops

February 2014

Tuesday, February 18

Fired Honolulu Police Officer’s File Destroyed Before Discharge Revealed

Tuesday, February 11

Hawaii Judge Orders Police Misconduct Files To Be Made Public

January 2014

Friday, January 31

Hawaii Lawmaker Wants New Statewide Agency To Monitor Police

Thursday, January 30

Fired Honolulu Cop’s File Illustrates Lack of Public Insight into Misconduct

Tuesday, January 28

Hawaii Senator Wants to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Drunk Cops

Monday, January 13

Honolulu Police Misconduct Continues But So Does the Secrecy

December 2013

Monday, December 30

Hawaii Police Union Wants Officer Misconduct Records Kept Confidential

Monday, December 23

It’s Your Money: Man Shot By Honolulu Police Gets $150K

Wednesday, December 18

How Will Hawaii Police Its Police? Lawmakers and Lawsuit Shape the Future

November 2013

Friday, November 8

Civil Beat Files Lawsuit In Effort to Free Up Police Misconduct Records

Tuesday, November 5

Gay Cop: HPD Should Disavow Hawaii Police Union Official’s Testimony

October 2013

Monday, October 7

A Tale of Two Cops: One HPD Officer Fired, Another Keeps His Badge

April 2013

Tuesday, April 9

In The Case Of This Fired Honolulu Cop, The Public Is Still In The Dark

March 2013

Tuesday, March 12

Should Suspended Cops Be Identified? Hawaii Records Office Says Yes

Friday, March 1

At HPD, Domestic Violence Is Not Uncommon But It’s Hard To Track

February 2013

Thursday, February 28

Show Us The Money: HPD Wants $2K For Three Files

Monday, February 25

Only A Few Honolulu Cops Have Lost Their Jobs

In the Name of the Law: What the Public Isn’t Being Told About Police Misconduct

July 2011

Wednesday, July 13

Few Cities Track Police Crimes, Honolulu Included

June 2011

Friday, June 24

No Crime Stats Kept on Honolulu Police Officers

March 2011

Friday, March 18

HPD Officer Salaries: A Tale of Confusion and Contradiction