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Honolulu Police Department

Honolulu Police To Temporarily Halt Use Of Vascular Neck Restraints Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police To Temporarily Halt Use Of Vascular Neck Restraints

George Floyd’s death prompted HPD to review its use of force policy.

Caldwell Names Two New Honolulu Police Commissioners Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Names Two New Honolulu Police Commissioners

Doug Chin and Mike Broderick, both attorneys, expressed support for some of the reforms proposed by Black Lives Matter activists.

Honolulu Police Chief: George Floyd’s Death Was ‘Avoidable’ And ‘Criminal’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Chief: George Floyd’s Death Was ‘Avoidable’ And ‘Criminal’

During the June 3 police commission meeting, the chief said many things went wrong in the Minneapolis incident that is causing nationwide unrest.

Two Reform-Minded Members Quit The Honolulu Police Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Two Reform-Minded Members Quit The Honolulu Police Commission

The two were frustrated over the commission’s lack of power to make meaningful change in the police department.

Police Union Backs Blangiardi For Mayor Of Honolulu Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Police Union Backs Blangiardi For Mayor Of Honolulu

Both the Honolulu county and state SHOPO boards support the candidate unanimously.

Public Shut Out Of Honolulu Police Commission Meeting Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Public Shut Out Of Honolulu Police Commission Meeting

Commission Chair Shannon Alivado says it’s because of logistical challenges, not because the board’s trying to be secretive.

Honolulu Police To Increase Stay-At-Home Order Enforcement Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police To Increase Stay-At-Home Order Enforcement

Violators could face up to a $5,000 fine and/or one year in prison.

Honolulu Police Corruption: Feds Want Judge To Throw The Book At Kealohas Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Corruption: Feds Want Judge To Throw The Book At Kealohas

Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard and the city’s top civil attorney have submitted letters to a federal judge that could be used to increase the sentences for Louis and Katherine Kealoha.

New Police Misconduct Reports Show A Range Of Bad Behavior Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

New Police Misconduct Reports Show A Range Of Bad Behavior

But the annual reports to the Legislature are lacking in the level of detail needed for meaningful public scrutiny.