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Hawaii’s New Police Shootings Review Board Finally Has Its First Case Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s New Police Shootings Review Board Finally Has Its First Case

But it’s loaded with former police, prosecutors and judges, raising questions about whether it’s just a rubber stamp.

Suspect Killed In HPD’s Third Fatal Standoff In Two Months Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Suspect Killed In HPD’s Third Fatal Standoff In Two Months

Officers were trying to serve a protective order in Nanakuli on a convicted felon armed with a shotgun.

HPD Hopes Body Cameras Will Reduce Confrontations — And Lawsuits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Hopes Body Cameras Will Reduce Confrontations — And Lawsuits

At a cost of $3.5 million, Honolulu will equip all its officers with body cameras during the next year — following a step taken by many large urban departments.

Judge: Officer in Kealoha Civil Case Entitled to City-Funded Attorney Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge: Officer in Kealoha Civil Case Entitled to City-Funded Attorney

The court ruled the city must pay for the defense of HPD officer Ming-Hung Nguyen because he was sued for actions “done in performance of duty.”

Appeals Court Says Honolulu Police Used Excessive Force in 2015 Death Honolulu Police Department

Appeals Court Says Honolulu Police Used Excessive Force in 2015 Death

The 9th Circuit Court sided with a lower court, clearing the way for a lawsuit against HPD by the family of Sheldon Haleck.

Katherine Kealoha’s Boyfriend Charged With Lying About Their Affair Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha’s Boyfriend Charged With Lying About Their Affair

New court documents say the wife of the former Honolulu police chief and her lover worked together to hide their relationship from federal investigators.

Civil Beat Wins Right To Intervene In HPD Arbitration Case Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Wins Right To Intervene In HPD Arbitration Case

The news outlet has been seeking the report that gave Sgt. Darren Cachola his job back.

Law Enforcement’s Struggle To Help Honolulu’s Mentally Ill PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Law Enforcement’s Struggle To Help Honolulu’s Mentally Ill

Even with assistance from police psychologists, some emotionally disturbed residents keep officers returning again and again.

New Indictment Against Kealohas Focuses on Bank Fraud, Identify Theft Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

New Indictment Against Kealohas Focuses on Bank Fraud, Identify Theft

Defense attorneys had wrongly hoped federal prosecutors were dropping conspiracy charges involving an alleged mailbox theft.

Honolulu Cop Fired For Domestic Violence Gets His Job Back

Honolulu Cop Fired For Domestic Violence Gets His Job Back

But a labor board panel has temporarily blocked Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard’s effort to release information explaining the decision.

 

Mayor Won’t Get Power To Hire Or Fire Honolulu Police Chief Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Mayor Won’t Get Power To Hire Or Fire Honolulu Police Chief

Councilman Ikaika Anderson pulls back his proposals to shake up how the city selects police and fire chiefs and commissions.

The Case Of A Honolulu Cop Fired For Domestic Violence Is About To Go Public Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

The Case Of A Honolulu Cop Fired For Domestic Violence Is About To Go Public

Darren Cachola, a former HPD sergeant, could get his job back four years after he was caught on tape beating his girlfriend inside a Honolulu restaurant.