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Honolulu Police Department

Should The Mayor Choose Honolulu’s Police Chief? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should The Mayor Choose Honolulu’s Police Chief?

One Honolulu council member is pushing to amend the city charter to revamp how the chief and police commissioners are chosen.

Kealohas Will Face Two Trials in Federal Corruption Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealohas Will Face Two Trials in Federal Corruption Case

A federal judge’s ruling that the couple should receive separate trials on various charges was a legal victory for the defendants.

 

Ballard Promises Aggressive Recruitment To Fix Cop Shortage Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ballard Promises Aggressive Recruitment To Fix Cop Shortage

Honolulu’s police chief offers blunt assessments of homelessness and the scandal that tarnished her predecessor.

Will The Kealoha Case Be One Big Show Or Separate Trials? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will The Kealoha Case Be One Big Show Or Separate Trials?

A judge will soon decide whether to grant defendants’ wishes to split up the case or fulfill prosecutors’ desire to keep it intact.

Hawaii May Soon Join The Other 49 States In Setting Police Standards Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii May Soon Join The Other 49 States In Setting Police Standards

A conference committee of legislators agrees to a bill that establishes a standards board instead of just studying the idea.

Honolulu Police Target Bicyclists With No Registration Tags Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Target Bicyclists With No Registration Tags

Advocates for more bike use were irked by recent police enforcements that appeared to target registration more than safety concerns.

How ‘Blind Faith’ Led To Hawaii’s Biggest Police Corruption Scandal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How ‘Blind Faith’ Led To Hawaii’s Biggest Police Corruption Scandal

Federal public defenders quickly unraveled a case about the alleged theft of a mailbox. How did  U.S. attorneys miss the clues?

Kealohas, Accused Cops Plead Not Guilty To Newest Charges Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealohas, Accused Cops Plead Not Guilty To Newest Charges

Federal prosecutors added three new charges in the corruption case involving the former police chief and his deputy prosecutor wife.

Legislators Again Consider Making More Police Disciplinary Records Public Civil Beat

Legislators Again Consider Making More Police Disciplinary Records Public

For the fifth straight year, there’s a bill to end the exemption for officers to a public records law that applies to everyone else.

Honolulu Police Chief Defends Reassignment Of Union Leaders Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Chief Defends Reassignment Of Union Leaders

Union head testifies the actions caused fear among members and that he was maligned in a news interview.

Court Documents: The Kealohas Agree To Sell Their Home Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Court Documents: The Kealohas Agree To Sell Their Home

The embattled ex-police chief and his prosecutor wife were under pressure from a credit union and their former lawyer to pay debts.

Lienholder On Ex-Police Chief’s Home Wants It Sold Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lienholder On Ex-Police Chief’s Home Wants It Sold

Attorney Kevin Sumida wants to recoup money he says he’s owed by Louis and Katherine Kealoha.