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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.

City Council Approves $550,000 Payment To Cop Who Claimed HPD Doctored Test Scores Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council Approves $550,000 Payment To Cop Who Claimed HPD Doctored Test Scores

UPDATED: The payment will settle a lawsuit alleging Police Chief Susan Ballard, while commander of the police academy in 2008, took part in making it easier for recruits to pass.

Mother Alleges Police Negligence In Shooting Death Of Her Son Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mother Alleges Police Negligence In Shooting Death Of Her Son

Pekelo Sanchez was killed inside a stolen pickup in 2017. Eight lawsuits alleging wrongful deaths caused by HPD officers have been filed since 2010.

Kealohas’ Trial Delayed Until May For Medical Reasons Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealohas’ Trial Delayed Until May For Medical Reasons

The successful effort by Katherine Kealoha attorney to move the trial back to May was the latest in a series of attempts to delay the legal proceedings.

Honolulu Corruption: State Will Take Over Some City Prosecutor Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Corruption: State Will Take Over Some City Prosecutor Cases

Defense attorneys want authorities to expand their review of Katherine Kealoha’s involvement to other cases.

Don’t Let The Cop Misconduct Bill Die — Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Don’t Let The Cop Misconduct Bill Die — Again

Similar legislation has failed session after session. But this is a fundamental matter of public trust.

Katherine Kealoha Says She’s Mentally Unfit To Stand Trial But The Judge Disagrees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha Says She’s Mentally Unfit To Stand Trial But The Judge Disagrees

Newly unsealed court records show how the former city prosecutor and her attorney tried to have her declared mentally incompetent.

Two Honolulu Police Shootings In Less Than A Day, One Of Them Fatal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Two Honolulu Police Shootings In Less Than A Day, One Of Them Fatal

UPDATED: The fatal shooting involved a man who attempted to ram an officer with his truck in Mililani, police said. Hours later, officers shot a suspect in Waikele.

So Why Would Anyone Fake Stealing A Mailbox? The Feds Make Their Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

So Why Would Anyone Fake Stealing A Mailbox? The Feds Make Their Case

The U.S. Justice Department wants to present evidence of the Kealohas’ alleged financial crimes to help establish motive for the broader conspiracy case.

Report: Far Fewer HPD Officers Were Fired Or Suspended Last Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Report: Far Fewer HPD Officers Were Fired Or Suspended Last Year

Those recommended for discharge often end up keeping their jobs through arbitration. That’s what happened with eight officers whose cases closed in 2017.

Honolulu Police Fatally Shoot Man Who Drove Toward Officer Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Fatally Shoot Man Who Drove Toward Officer

The suspect was pulled over early Tuesday near Kamehameha Shopping Center for a traffic violation.

Police Commission Opts For Public Hearings In Former Chief’s Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Commission Opts For Public Hearings In Former Chief’s Case

Louis Kealoha says he needs taxpayer help to pay for his criminal defense lawyers.