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HPD Chief: Police Shot At Man Who Tried To Run Over Officer Courtesy: KITV

HPD Chief: Police Shot At Man Who Tried To Run Over Officer

Update: A 23-year-0ld man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Case Dismissed: 8 Years, No Conviction And A Honolulu Man’s Life Derailed Illustration by Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Case Dismissed: 8 Years, No Conviction And A Honolulu Man’s Life Derailed

Sefo Fatai says a woman he thought would give him money to pay off a debt to his boss handed him meth instead, plunging him into an eight-year ordeal fighting the criminal justice system.

Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot In Fifth Honolulu Officer-Involved Shooting Of The Year Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot In Fifth Honolulu Officer-Involved Shooting Of The Year

Honolulu police officers shot about 20 rounds at the 30-year-old man as he was driving his car toward them, the Honolulu police chief said.

Denby Fawcett: Women Make Great Cops. Now HPD Wants More Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Women Make Great Cops. Now HPD Wants More

Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard is hoping to achieve a force that is half female.

How Honolulu Police Handled A Mental Health Crisis At Center Of Lawsuit Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

How Honolulu Police Handled A Mental Health Crisis At Center Of Lawsuit

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.

With Eye On Mauna Kea, Oahu Isn’t Letting Protesters Stop Unpopular Projects Cory Lum/Civil Beat

With Eye On Mauna Kea, Oahu Isn’t Letting Protesters Stop Unpopular Projects

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.

Honolulu Police Acquire More Military-Style Equipment Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Acquire More Military-Style Equipment

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.”

New Police Ethics Training Hopes To Stop ‘Misguided Loyalty’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

New Police Ethics Training Hopes To Stop ‘Misguided Loyalty’

The new program from New Orleans teaches police officers to intervene and prevent mistakes before they happen.

Honolulu’s Property Crime Problem: ‘Tourists Make Great Victims’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu’s Property Crime Problem: ‘Tourists Make Great Victims’

Violent crime is down but property crime is climbing, new FBI data shows.