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Protection For A Price: Waikiki Businesses Pay Extra For Police Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Protection For A Price: Waikiki Businesses Pay Extra For Police

The Waikiki business association has paid Honolulu police at least $2 million in the past 15 years for additional services. Critics say that’s not fair to other areas.

Police Officer Falsely Accused Former State Senator Of Being At Massage Parlor Raid Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Police Officer Falsely Accused Former State Senator Of Being At Massage Parlor Raid

Officer Chester Desiderio was the subject of an undisclosed administrative action for Facebook comments he made about former Sen. Will Espero.

Honolulu Police Commission Seeks Public’s Help In Search For New Police Chief Honolulu Police Commission

Honolulu Police Commission Seeks Public’s Help In Search For New Police Chief

The Honolulu Police Commission is urging the community to send in presentations and testimony regarding the search for the new police chief.

Family Of Paralyzed Teen Sues Police, Alleging Injuries Resulted From High-Speed Chase Hawaii News Now

Family Of Paralyzed Teen Sues Police, Alleging Injuries Resulted From High-Speed Chase

Dayten Gouveia was left paralyzed after police allegedly ran a car he was in off the road, causing a severe crash.

Two Honolulu Police Officers Are Under Investigation For Assault Of Prisoner Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Two Honolulu Police Officers Are Under Investigation For Assault Of Prisoner

Two Honolulu police officers could face criminal charges for allegedly injuring a prisoner in January.

Cockfights And Corruption: How Police Arbitration Kept This Cop On The Job Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Cockfights And Corruption: How Police Arbitration Kept This Cop On The Job

In Hawaii, arbitrators look to previous decisions in order to be fair, no matter how serious the misconduct or whether it’s even similar.

The Brady List: Why Police Are Supposed To Tell Prosecutors About Dishonest Cops Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

The Brady List: Why Police Are Supposed To Tell Prosecutors About Dishonest Cops

The U.S. Supreme Court says the accused has a right to know about officers who have credibility issues. But Honolulu defense attorneys say they’re often left in the dark.

Detective Alleges Retaliation For Criticizing HPD Inaction In Missing Baby Case  Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Detective Alleges Retaliation For Criticizing HPD Inaction In Missing Baby Case 

Maile Rego says HPD supervisors held her back from job opportunities, among other forms of retaliation.

Lawsuit Alleges HPD Shot, Killed Man Without Justification Hawaii News Now

Lawsuit Alleges HPD Shot, Killed Man Without Justification

There are conflicting narratives about what happened the day officers shot and killed Caillen Gentzler.