Legal challenges from Hawaii’s police union have prevented the public release of the identities of almost 2,000 sworn officers.
In contrast to past practice, the police commission solicited input from a wide range of groups and the chief OK’d releasing the details of her annual review.
A 2015 drug raid highlights the many angles federal investigators are pursuing as part of a years-long corruption investigation.
UPDATED: The payment will settle a lawsuit alleging Police Chief Susan Ballard, while commander of the police academy in 2008, took part in making it easier for recruits to pass.
Pekelo Sanchez was killed inside a stolen pickup in 2017. Eight lawsuits alleging wrongful deaths caused by HPD officers have been filed since 2010.
The successful effort by Katherine Kealoha attorney to move the trial back to May was the latest in a series of attempts to delay the legal proceedings.
Defense attorneys want authorities to expand their review of Katherine Kealoha’s involvement to other cases.
Newly unsealed court records show how the former city prosecutor and her attorney tried to have her declared mentally incompetent.