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HPD Chief: Police Not At Fault In Closing Of Domestic Violence Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Chief: Police Not At Fault In Closing Of Domestic Violence Program

The Domestic Violence Action Center denied Chief Susan Ballard’s contention that their partnership failed because the center couldn’t meet promised quotas.

Victim Advocates Withdraw From Partnership with Honolulu Police PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Victim Advocates Withdraw From Partnership with Honolulu Police

The Domestic Violence Action Center will return $400,000 in grants because HPD didn’t use its services when responding to domestic violence calls.

Police Commission: Why Is It So Hard To Get A Permit To Carry A Gun In This City? Marina Riker/Civil Beat

Police Commission: Why Is It So Hard To Get A Permit To Carry A Gun In This City?

In the wake of a federal court decision challenging Hawaii’s restrictive gun laws, the commission wants a deeper look at HPD’s process for denying gun carry applications.

Kealohas’ Bank Fraud Trial Moved To June Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealohas’ Bank Fraud Trial Moved To June

A federal magistrate granted a request to postpone the trial because an undisclosed medical condition would hamper Katherine Kealoha’s ability to participate in her defense.

Man Shot By HPD Told Several Times to Drop His Knife, Police Recording Reveals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Man Shot By HPD Told Several Times to Drop His Knife, Police Recording Reveals

No video images were captured of the shooting  because an HPD officer accidentally covered the lens of the camera in the pistol grip of his stun gun.

Experts: Lack Of Mental Health Treatment Among The Culprits In Police Shootings Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Experts: Lack Of Mental Health Treatment Among The Culprits In Police Shootings

Six armed suspects have been shot and killed by Honolulu police in recent weeks. Four appear to have suffered from mental health problems.

We May Finally Get To See Honolulu Police Salary Information Cory Lum/Civil Beat

We May Finally Get To See Honolulu Police Salary Information

A judge’s rejection of a police union challenge clears the way for the release of names and pay levels for hundreds of officers.

HPD Officer Fatally Shoots Machete-Wielding Man Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Officer Fatally Shoots Machete-Wielding Man

It’s the sixth fatal officer-involved shooting on Oahu since June, but the first captured on a police body cam.

Cops and Social Workers Join Forces To Get Homeless Help — And Off The Street Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Cops and Social Workers Join Forces To Get Homeless Help — And Off The Street

But low-level offenders, who were supposed to get services instead of jail time, still aren’t eligible for the new program.

HPD Chief: Man Lunged With A Knife At Officers Before Being Fatally Shot Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Chief: Man Lunged With A Knife At Officers Before Being Fatally Shot

HPD officers have been involved in two fatal shootings in a week, and a total of five in 2018.

Armed Drug Suspect Is Fourth Person Fatally Shot By HPD Since June Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Armed Drug Suspect Is Fourth Person Fatally Shot By HPD Since June

Officers were serving a search warrant inside a residential high-rise apartment when the shooting occurred.

Shorthanded Honolulu Police Department Tries To Speed Up Hiring Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Shorthanded Honolulu Police Department Tries To Speed Up Hiring

The HPD streamlines its application process and revamps recruitment messages to get more people to consider a career in law enforcement.