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Friday, December 17, 2021
VIDEO: SHOPO Elects new Leaders after Alm Endorsement Backfires
By Video @ 2:23 PM :: 2667 Views :: Labor, Police

This November 29, 2021 'Hawaii Real' podcast features the slate of challengers who have now been elected to lead SHOPO.  They will be sworn in January 1, 2022.

SHOPO Elections End In Shake-up For Union Leadership

CB Dec 17, 2021: … Robert Cavaco, a lieutenant who has spent 21 years in the Honolulu Police Department’s Traffic Division and 19 years as a SHOPO official, ran on a platform of lowering union dues, taking a more cautious approach to political endorsements and increasing pay for officers across the state through contract negotiations.

The union’s president-elect referred all question’s to current-President Lutu until he is sworn into office on Jan. 1, 2022, but outlined what he planned to do if elected during an interview on the Hawaii Real Podcast last month….

Cavaco was joined on the podcast by a host of SHOPO board candidates who were also running for office, including his brother Shawn Cavaco, John Asing, Stephen Keogh and Derek Pa, all of whom ended up being elected to SHOPO’s state board….

Cavaco went on to say that the union should be more cautious about contributing to political candidates. He pointed to SHOPO’s endorsement of Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Steven Alm, who made headlines in June after he charged three HPD officers in connection with the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap despite a grand jury’s decision not to indict the officers.

The union, which has just under 2,700 members, donated $4,000 to Alm’s campaign in December 2019….

read … SHOPO Elections End In Shake-up For Union Leadership  

SA: Lt. Robert Cavaco is elected president of Hawaii’s police union

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