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Friday, August 31, 2018
Former Maui Police Department Officer Sentenced For Stealing Money And Conspiring To Bribe Witness
By News Release @ 2:33 PM :: 982 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

...Former Maui police officer Anthony Maldonado stole $1,800 from a motorist because he thought the motorist was a drug dealer, had stolen drugs and money from drug dealers before, gave some of the drugs to his mistress and sold steroids to at least one other officer....

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Monday, August 06, 2018
2018 HPD Community Survey
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 679 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

...Oahu residents to take an online survey between August 1 and September 30, 2018, to provide public feedback on police services....

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Ethics: Big Island's Top Sheriff Busted Padding Payroll
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 1135 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Police

...securing compensation for himself and his subordinate employees for more hours than they actually worked....

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Friday, July 20, 2018
VIDEO: Car Chase, Running Gunbattle in South Kona as Police Hunt Alleged Cop Killer
By Video @ 4:42 PM :: 1892 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

Police sources say the two arrested are both friends of the suspect, Justin Waiki, who was nowhere to be found....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Ige Vetoes Eight -- Allows Law Enforcement Standards Board to Become Law
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 1235 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Police, Taxes

...Gov. David Ige has notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers that he is vetoing eight out of 11 bills on his Intent to Veto list....

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Friday, June 29, 2018
Former HPD Officer Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud
By News Release @ 1:52 AM :: 1168 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...Copeland staged a burglary of his Pearl City home and reported jewelry, cash, liquor and electronics were missing...the keys to his Mercedes as well as the vehicle itself were missing. It was later reported burning nearby....

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Best & Worst States to Be a Police Officer
By Selected News Articles @ 2:38 PM :: 1023 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Police

... Hawaii Ranks 24th ....

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Waihee, Media Agree: Mehau was the Good-father
By Video @ 7:00 PM :: 3772 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police, Politicians

... meet the people who covered for the Godfather ....

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Friday, April 20, 2018
Former Maui Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Theft Under Color of Law and Witness Tampering
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 1568 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

...The driver, who was alone in the car, used crutches to stand when he got out of the vehicle and spoke limited English....

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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 14376 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Military, Police

“It was (his) work as as head of the HPD’s Espionage Bureau that lay the foundation for Burns’ later political success in Hawaii.”  

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
HPD Coverup: AG Drops Case of Assault on Toddler Peyton Valiente
By News Release @ 10:26 PM :: 1641 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police

...It was difficult to have to break the news to the parents that our findings did not result in charges against a perpetrator....

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Friday, October 27, 2017
Gun Mounted Video? HPD Already Saying 'No'
By Selected News Articles @ 5:54 PM :: 1355 Views :: Police

...don’t expect to see this high-tech solution in Hawaii any time soon....

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Unanimous Police Commission Names Maj. Susan Ballard HPD Chief
By Selected News Articles @ 8:04 PM :: 2488 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...“I was not involved in (Kealoha's) administration whatsoever. I was very marginalized, because I was very vocal,” she said....

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Friday, October 20, 2017
Feds: Kealoha Stole $167K from Orphans
By Andrew Walden @ 11:07 PM :: 3453 Views :: Ethics, Police

...In or about 2004, while employed as a private attorney, K. KEALOHA was appointed by the Hawaii state court as trustee and guardian for two minor children....

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Friday, October 20, 2017
Caldwell Flees State as Ex-Chief is Arrested
By News Release @ 5:40 PM :: 2784 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Police

...Caldwell left O‘ahu the evening of Oct 18 for a 'personal vacation', and is scheduled to return on Tuesday, October 31...

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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Caldwell announces nominees to Honolulu Police Commission 
By News Release @ 3:28 AM :: 2530 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

...Caldwell today nominated Karen Chang and Jerry Gibson to serve on the volunteer Honolulu Police Commission. Their appointments require confirmation by the Honolulu City Council....

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Friday, October 06, 2017
AG: 1156 Backlogged Rape Kits Tested so Far
By News Release @ 5:20 AM :: 1555 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police

...the pace for sexual assault evidence kits submitted for testing has increased over the past three months....

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Sunday, October 01, 2017
Two HPD Chief Nominees Sued: Cover up Manslaughter, Excessive Force
By Andrew Walden @ 8:46 PM :: 6084 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...a secret commission larded with Kealoha loyalists has picked some candidates to continue the tradition....

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Saturday, September 09, 2017
Honolulu to hold 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
By News Release @ 3:15 PM :: 4674 Views :: Honolulu County, National News, Military, Police

...The ceremony will be held on Monday, September 11, beginning at 10 a.m. in front of the Eternal Flame Monument on the front lawn of Honolulu Hale featuring Honolulu’s first responders and airline representatives....

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Thursday, August 03, 2017
Haleakala: Police Again Clear Anti-Telescope Demonstrators from Road
By News Release @ 5:43 AM :: 3156 Views :: Maui County, Higher Education, OHA, Police

... See how it works when the police are allowed to do their job? ....

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Prostitution: HPD Officer Pleads Guilty--Offered to 'Fix' Case
By News Release @ 8:31 PM :: 1977 Views :: Ethics, Police

...LaBarre will be sentenced on October 23, 2017....

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Thursday, June 29, 2017
DMV Computer Fixed After Phone Call to Bulgaria
By News Release @ 5:14 AM :: 3401 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Police

...Pereira said Department of Information Technology fixed the problem following a five-hour conference call, involving technicians from as far as Bulgaria and Paris....

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
ACLU: Ten Questions for Honolulu’s Next Chief of Police
By News Release @ 4:29 AM :: 2210 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...we ask that the Commission pose the following ten questions to all candidates for the position....

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
‘30-35’ Applications for Honolulu Police Chief—Will Outsiders be Allowed to Compete?
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 2803 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police
HB1534: Will Legislators Allow Outsiders to Apply for HPD Chief?
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Monday, March 06, 2017
DLNR Finally Gets Around to Firing Rapist Cop Son of HGEA President
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 7483 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

"...Hawaii Government Employees Association President Jackie Ferguson-Miyamoto, had nothing to do with his hiring as a Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officer...."

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
HPD Acting Chief Supports Naming of Suspended Officers
By News Release @ 2:21 AM :: 2652 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Police

...the department has chosen to support Senate Bill No. 424 and House Bill No. 456....

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Friday, January 20, 2017
Full Text: Police Commission Reasons for Removal of Chief Kealoha
By News Release @ 3:34 PM :: 3088 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...we will issue a subpoena under Section 6-1606( e), Revised Charter of the City and County of Honolulu, requiring production of complete un-redacted copies of the following....

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Friday, January 06, 2017
Retirement: HPD Chief Kealoha Finally Forced Out
By News Release @ 8:27 PM :: 3513 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...Kealoha was not at today’s closed-door meeting....

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Thursday, December 15, 2016
Full Text: Police Chief Sued for Racketeering
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 AM :: 2886 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

Stealing money, forging documents, conducting improper surveillance and lying to investigators....

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
HPD Adds Violent Crime to Crime Mapping Site
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 2223 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Police

In response to community feedback....

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Monday, October 31, 2016
HPD Shares Payoff from $670M Gambling Bust
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 2821 Views :: Gambling, Police

...between 2005 and 2012, the illegal operation, established by Allen Yamada and led by Felix Tom, placed gross wagers totaling over approximately $670 million through internet websites....

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Broken Trust Levinson Set up for Gay Marriage Revenge Round with SHOPO
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 4314 Views :: Ethics, Family, Labor, Law Enforcement, Police
SHOPO President Tenari Maafala … testified that he would never enforce a law requiring same-sex marriage.  “You would have to kill me,” he told lawmakers....
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Thursday, October 06, 2016
Police Release Rape Kit Test Info
By News Release @ 11:25 PM :: 5543 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police

Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii county police departments successfully inventoried their untested sexual assault evidence collection kits....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
Why It’s So Hard to Stop Bad Cops From Getting New Police Jobs
By Selected News Articles @ 3:34 PM :: 2284 Views :: Ethics, Police

Hawaii has no legal authority to revoke the licenses of cops who have been dismissed for misconduct....

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
OIP Posts New Rules on Police Misconduct Records
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 2315 Views :: Ethics, Police

...the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) was “palpably erroneous” in its 1997 interpretation....

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Friday, August 26, 2016
Rep. Kaniela Ing Pleads "Not Guilty"
By Selected News Articles @ 12:36 PM :: 4358 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police, Politicians

Maui State House Rep. Mark "Kaniela" Ing (D) was arraigned today ....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Puana Attorney to Police Commission: Too little, too late
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 3406 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

...not a single member of the Commission appointed by the mayor, other than Ms. Sheehan, has any legal or law enforcement background....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Hawaii Police Departments decreasing in size per capita
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:12 AM :: 2434 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Police

There are less police officers on the streets today per person than there were in the 1990’s....

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Maui: Half of Overtime Goes to 376 Police Officers
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:00 PM :: 3032 Views :: Maui County, Labor, Police

“We looked at the payroll from July 2014 to June 2015"

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Saturday, May 21, 2016
Hawaii Supreme Court Rules on Big Cabbage Case
By Robert Thomas @ 11:20 PM :: 3607 Views :: Agriculture, Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Police

...the unanimous Hawaii Supreme Court threw out the conviction of the farmer, tagged by Officer Fuiava of Five-O for transporting a load of cabbage uncovered....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Court Advances Suit by Dead Informant's Mom
By Selected News Articles @ 4:21 AM :: 3328 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police, Drugs

Keawe Ryder, a 37-year old Kona musician, was found dead in a South Kohala lava field in 2013. He had been shot and hit with a hammer....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Hawaii County PD Seeks Community Input
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 1983 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

The survey includes both multiple-choice questions and an opportunity to make individual comments....

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Monday, January 18, 2016
VIDEO: Is America Racist?
By Video @ 3:39 PM :: 2877 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Police

Best-selling author and radio talk-show host Larry Elder answers this controversial and even divisive question....

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Monday, January 04, 2016
Alleged Monk Seal Harasser Sues Police over Arrest
By Selected News Articles @ 4:50 PM :: 2809 Views :: Environment, Police

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration volunteers, who shot the video, called police and told them he was "sitting next to the seal and possibly was harassing the seal,"....

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Sunday, December 27, 2015
KPD implements first body-worn camera program in state
By News Release @ 12:56 PM :: 3090 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Police

...body-worn cameras help to create a positive impact on police interactions by encouraging officers to maintain the highest level of professionalism, while protecting them from false allegations of misconduct....

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Saturday, August 01, 2015
Assault: HPD Officer Pleads Not Guilty, Asks for Jury Trial
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 2484 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police

"I contacted my client. He was delighted," says Myles Breiner....

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Friday, April 10, 2015
HPD to Face on-site Accreditation Commission
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 2787 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

As part of the on-site assessment, the public is invited to phone in comments....

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Friday, November 21, 2014
Should Hawaii Create Statewide police training and standards board?
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:29 AM :: 3314 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police

Senator Slom discusses  Police Reform with Prof Aaron Hunger....

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Saturday, October 18, 2014
HPD Releases Cachola Videos, 911 Call
By Video @ 1:48 AM :: 2619 Views :: Police

Previously unreleased videos of Officer Cachola, girlfriend fighting ....

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