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Louis Kealoha already has a federal public defender but now wants the city to provide legal help, too.
It was OK for Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard to publicly explain why she felt it necessary to reassign Tenari Ma’afala and other union officials.
HPD Sgt. Daniel Sellers is the latest veteran officer to admit wrongdoing in the nearly 5-year-old federal corruption case.
Witnesses dispute the HPD’s version of a fatal shooting on the North Shore in 2017, the suit claims.
Mainland police departments are making it easy for rookie and veteran officers to relocate. With 246 vacancies, the HPD may start doing the same.
UPDATED: Mayor’s office is “seriously considering” Susan Ballard’s request that the prosecuting attorney be excluded from public safety meetings because of reports he’s under investigation.
A federal grand jury continues to expand its investigation, now delving into prescription pain medications that were seized during a 2015 drug raid.
Police and the prosecuting attorney’s office are still deciding what nonviolent crimes qualify the homeless to participate in a diversion program.
Police have a $3 million plan to create “lift zones” in Honolulu parks, where the homeless can sleep in inflatable tents and receive services when shelters fill up.
But concerns are being raised by police and others about the type of tactics used by groups like Hawaii Predator Hunters Facebook Group.