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Why Is It So Hard To Fire Honolulu Police Sgt. Darren Cachola? HPD

Why Is It So Hard To Fire Honolulu Police Sgt. Darren Cachola?

Every year, a number of Honolulu police officers are investigated and even charged with domestic abuse.

HPD Sergeant Convicted In Corruption Scheme Will Stay On The Job Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Sergeant Convicted In Corruption Scheme Will Stay On The Job

There’s a limit to the number of days a police officer can go on leave without pay so the chief wants him to perform administrative duties.

Honolulu Police Sergeant Charged With Domestic Abuse

Honolulu Police Sergeant Charged With Domestic Abuse

Updated: Darren Cachola had already lost his job — and then got it back — after a previous 2014 incident, in which he was caught on video punching his girlfriend.

Police Misconduct Bill Is Not Just About Naming Bad Cops Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Police Misconduct Bill Is Not Just About Naming Bad Cops

House Bill 285 is teetering on the political edge. Lawmakers should give it a solid push forward.

Feds Indict Two Honolulu Cops For Making Man Lick Urinal Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Feds Indict Two Honolulu Cops For Making Man Lick Urinal

They are accused of violating the victim’s civil rights. Four officers were initially disciplined after the January incident.

Kealoha Attorney Wants UH Instructor Muzzled Or Fired Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealoha Attorney Wants UH Instructor Muzzled Or Fired

Rustam Barbee says that UH law school instructor Ken Lawson has crossed a line. But Lawson says Barbee is trying to bully him into silence about the case.

Honolulu Police Chief Gets High Marks From Commission And Community Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Chief Gets High Marks From Commission And Community

A new cybercrime unit, better training to deal with the homeless and speeding up the hiring process are among numerous accomplishments in the first year.

HPD Chief Ballard Says Allegations Of Doctored Test Scores Are Unfounded Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Chief Ballard Says Allegations Of Doctored Test Scores Are Unfounded

The chief told the Honolulu Police Commission Wednesday the city settled the case for $550,000 for financial reasons.

Judge Orders Release Of More Records In Case Of HPD Officer Who Beat Girlfriend Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Orders Release Of More Records In Case Of HPD Officer Who Beat Girlfriend

But it’s unclear when the public will actually get to see the files. The police union has promised to appeal.

Names, Ranks And Salaries Of Honolulu Cops Are Still Secret Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Names, Ranks And Salaries Of Honolulu Cops Are Still Secret

Legal challenges from Hawaii’s police union have prevented the public release of the identities of almost 2,000 sworn officers.

Shining Sunlight On The Honolulu Police Chief’s Performance Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Shining Sunlight On The Honolulu Police Chief’s Performance

In contrast to past practice, the police commission solicited input from a wide range of groups and the chief OK’d releasing the details of her annual review.

How An Accused Drug Dealer Became Key To The Biggest Corruption Case In Honolulu History Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How An Accused Drug Dealer Became Key To The Biggest Corruption Case In Honolulu History

A 2015 drug raid highlights the many angles federal investigators are pursuing as part of a years-long corruption investigation.