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Honolulu Police Department

A Tale of Two Cops: One HPD Officer Fired, Another Keeps His Badge PF Bentley/Civil Beat

A Tale of Two Cops: One HPD Officer Fired, Another Keeps His Badge

Honolulu police chief fires a cop convicted of a drug-related offense but the union gets him his job back.
In The Case Of This Fired Honolulu Cop, The Public Is Still In The Dark

In The Case Of This Fired Honolulu Cop, The Public Is Still In The Dark

The law requires information to be made public once an officer is discharged but this case remains shrouded in secrecy.
Should Suspended Cops Be Identified? Hawaii Records Office Says Yes Civil Beat

Should Suspended Cops Be Identified? Hawaii Records Office Says Yes

But for more than a decade police officials have largely kept the information secret.
At HPD, Domestic Violence Is Not Uncommon But It’s Hard To Track

At HPD, Domestic Violence Is Not Uncommon But It’s Hard To Track

Three officers who were discharged won their jobs back on appeal.
Show Us The Money: HPD Wants $2K For Three Files

Show Us The Money: HPD Wants $2K For Three Files

The Honolulu Police Department is charging us more than $2,000 for the disciplinary records of three officers.
Only A Few Honolulu Cops Have Lost Their Jobs

Only A Few Honolulu Cops Have Lost Their Jobs

Officials have tried to fire about two dozen officers but only 12 have actually been kicked off.
Few Cities Track Police Crimes, Honolulu Included

Few Cities Track Police Crimes, Honolulu Included

No data on officers charged with or convicted of crimes obscures what's happening within their own ranks.
No Crime Stats Kept on Honolulu Police Officers

No Crime Stats Kept on Honolulu Police Officers

The police department doesn't know how many officers have been charged with or committed crimes.