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The family of Steven Hyer Jr. says police should have utilized a trained mental health negotiator rather than escalating to the point where Hyer was shot and killed.
But the price for pushing through unpopular projects such as the Nā Pua Makani wind farm is an enormous logistical effort to keep the kiaʻi at bay.
The local ACLU criticizes the purchase of equipment like the $580,000 Lenco Bearcat armored vehicle as encouraging local police to adopt a “warrior mentality.”
The new program from New Orleans teaches police officers to intervene and prevent mistakes before they happen.
Violent crime is down but property crime is climbing, new FBI data shows.
The Honolulu Police Commission recently released minutes from secret meetings where commissioners and city attorneys hashed out a lucrative retirement deal for the former police chief.
Louis Kealoha, the former Honolulu police chief, and Katherine Kealoha, a former deputy city prosecutor, are now scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 31.
Former HPD sergeant Albert Lee was fired after he was charged for driving under the influence and lying to investigators.
Two people who were among the injured say an officer violated HPD policy. They are also suing the alleged drunken driver.
He said he wants to know how the misdeeds detailed in a federal corruption case were allowed to go “unchecked.”
UPDATED: Maui prosecutors will consider whether a corrections officer who shot an escaping inmate should face criminal charges, and the state AG is reviewing another shooting by a deputy sheriff.
The Honolulu Police Commission gave the former chief a retirement payment of $250,000 after he was named as the target of a federal criminal investigation.