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Honolulu Officers Face Murder Charges In Sykap Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Officers Face Murder Charges In Sykap Case

If convicted, the officers will each serve mandatory minimum prison terms of 20 years, the prosecutor’s office said.

Video Reveals Details Of Events Leading To HPD’s Killing Of Lindani Myeni Provided: Bickerton Law Group

Video Reveals Details Of Events Leading To HPD’s Killing Of Lindani Myeni

The Ring video obtained in a wrongful death lawsuit shows Myeni repeatedly apologizing to the occupants of a house he walked into.

Federal Investigation Into Keith Kaneshiro Picks Up As Pandemic Winds Down Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Federal Investigation Into Keith Kaneshiro Picks Up As Pandemic Winds Down

Donors to the former elected Honolulu prosecutor have come under increased scrutiny as the U.S. Justice Department tries to build its case.

Blangiardi Nominates Ann Botticelli To Honolulu Police Commission Screenshot: Blangiardi campaign event

Blangiardi Nominates Ann Botticelli To Honolulu Police Commission

The mayor tapped a well-known former journalist and corporate communications professional.

Family Of Man Killed By HPD Wants Officer To Face Criminal Charges Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Family Of Man Killed By HPD Wants Officer To Face Criminal Charges

The decision will be up to Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm, but his office has yet to review the case even though it happened in 2019.

HPD’s Use Of Lethal Force Is Near The US Average. But There’s Far More To The Story Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

HPD’s Use Of Lethal Force Is Near The US Average. But There’s Far More To The Story

A comparison of HPD’s numbers to a national database show big differences, such as a higher percentage of deaths from physical restraint and the race and ethnicity of those who died.

Honolulu Police Need A Bodycam Policy That Instills Trust Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Need A Bodycam Policy That Instills Trust

Recent officer-involved shootings on Oahu underscore the need for greater clarity.

Honolulu Police Don’t Always Turn On Their Body Cams. That Needs To Change, Commissioners Say Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Don’t Always Turn On Their Body Cams. That Needs To Change, Commissioners Say

Officers in dicey situations may be incentivized to keep their cameras off. There are growing calls for police to make sure that doesn’t happen.