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Honolulu Police Department

Names, Ranks And Salaries Of Honolulu Cops Are Still Secret Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Names, Ranks And Salaries Of Honolulu Cops Are Still Secret

Legal challenges from Hawaii’s police union have prevented the public release of the identities of almost 2,000 sworn officers.

Shining Sunlight On The Honolulu Police Chief’s Performance Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Shining Sunlight On The Honolulu Police Chief’s Performance

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.

How An Accused Drug Dealer Became Key To The Biggest Corruption Case In Honolulu History Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How An Accused Drug Dealer Became Key To The Biggest Corruption Case In Honolulu History

A 2015 drug raid highlights the many angles federal investigators are pursuing as part of a years-long corruption investigation.

City Council Approves $550,000 Payment To Cop Who Claimed HPD Doctored Test Scores Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council Approves $550,000 Payment To Cop Who Claimed HPD Doctored Test Scores

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.

Mother Alleges Police Negligence In Shooting Death Of Her Son Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mother Alleges Police Negligence In Shooting Death Of Her Son

Pekelo Sanchez was killed inside a stolen pickup in 2017. Eight lawsuits alleging wrongful deaths caused by HPD officers have been filed since 2010.

Kealohas’ Trial Delayed Until May For Medical Reasons Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealohas’ Trial Delayed Until May For Medical Reasons

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.

Honolulu Corruption: State Will Take Over Some City Prosecutor Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Corruption: State Will Take Over Some City Prosecutor Cases

Defense attorneys want authorities to expand their review of Katherine Kealoha’s involvement to other cases.

Don’t Let The Cop Misconduct Bill Die — Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Don’t Let The Cop Misconduct Bill Die — Again

Similar legislation has failed session after session. But this is a fundamental matter of public trust.

Katherine Kealoha Says She’s Mentally Unfit To Stand Trial But The Judge Disagrees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha Says She’s Mentally Unfit To Stand Trial But The Judge Disagrees

Newly unsealed court records show how the former city prosecutor and her attorney tried to have her declared mentally incompetent.