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Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Hawaii 2nd-Worst State to be a Cop
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 1507 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Police

... Hawaii has the lowest training requirements in the USA ....

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Thursday, May 2, 2024
Maui County files complaint seeking to hold cell carriers responsible for failure to report outages during fires
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 1050 Views :: Maui County, Police

... to hold the Cell Carriers responsible for their failure to properly inform the Maui Police Department in a timely manner of widespread cellular service outages on August 8 to 9, 2023 ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
OIP Issues Five New Opinions
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 1134 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Ethics, Police

... one formal opinion and four informal opinions ....

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Monday, April 15, 2024
Homicide up 175% in Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 4:59 AM :: 1648 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Police

... 11 homicides in Honolulu as of March 31 ....

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024
The Secret History of the Mercado Kim Crime Family
By Andrew Walden @ 9:48 PM :: 8414 Views :: Ethics, Gambling, Hawaii History, Police, Politicians, Drugs

... Mercado Kim's uncle, John Sayin Kim, became Godfather of Hawaii organized crime after the explosion of his Cadillac Eldorado in Chinatown ....

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Monday, February 26, 2024
SHOPO & Maui County Reach Agreement on COVID Hazard Pay
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 1394 Views :: Maui County, Labor, Police, COVID-19

... officers who worked in a patrol function through the pandemic will receive 20% Hazard Pay based on the actual number of hours worked during the pandemic. All other officers will receive 15% Hazard Pay. All officers will receive 15% Hazard Pay for actual overtime hours ....

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024
HPD: First Amber Alert in 19 Years Results in Safe Recovery of Two Boys
By Video @ 9:19 PM :: 2157 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Police

... last activation in 2005 ....  

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Lahaina Fire: Maui PD After Action Report Full Text
By News Release @ 2:49 PM :: 1655 Views :: Maui County, Police

... the fires claimed 100 lives and destroyed dozens of homes upcountry and over 3,000 dwellings and units in Lahaina ....

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Monday, December 25, 2023
Public Corruption In The Land Of Aloha
By Selected News Articles @ 4:19 PM :: 2964 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Police

... Rather than get personally involved and perhaps step on the wrong toes, people deliberately chose to go along to get along ....

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Thursday, December 7, 2023
Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 36771 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Military, Police

“It was (his) work 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 6, 2023
Hilo Police Detective Arrested for Perjury and Tampering With a Government Record
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 1550 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Police, Drugs

... Following his arrest, Brown was placed on leave without pay pending the outcome ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Honolulu 'Equality' Score Jumps with Transgender 'Health' Benefits
By News Release @ 1:42 PM :: 1591 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Police

...  Honolulu achieved additional points in this year’s rankings for having transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits ....

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Friday, November 10, 2023
Audio Reveals HECO Informing Maui PD Lahaina Power is Off
By Audio @ 7:23 PM :: 3484 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Ethics, Police

“The BBC obtained audio of a conversation between Maui police and Hawaiian Electric in which the power company confirms that power has been turned off in the town of Lahaina.”

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Monday, October 30, 2023
Maui PD releases body cam footage from Lahaina Fire
By Video @ 10:21 PM :: 2553 Views :: Maui County, Police

... body cam video from Lahaina Fire ....

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
As Predicted: Andy Winer's Law Partner Nominated for Supreme Court
By News Release @ 2:56 AM :: 2387 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Police

... raised in the boiler room of Hawaii local politics ....

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Saturday, October 21, 2023
Defend Hawaii: Mainland Drug Dealer Starts Selling in Hilo, gets Busted Within Two Weeks
By News Release @ 2:40 AM :: 2279 Views :: Hawaii County , Police, Drugs

... look how very efficient the Hawaii County PD becomes when an outsider starts selling here ....

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Saturday, August 19, 2023
Hawai’i County Police Officer Arrested for Burglary and Assault
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 2190 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Police

... The arrest of Kaili stems from an incident reported early Tuesday morning at a residence in Naalehu, where two masked men reportedly entered the 20-year-old victim’s residence and assaulted him ....

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Thursday, June 29, 2023
ACLU: Why did Police Leave Rifle Unattended?
By News Release @ 12:23 AM :: 1531 Views :: Police

"... an incredibly neglectful and reckless weapons security practice on the part of HPD ...."

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Saturday, June 10, 2023
DelaCruz uses HIEMA in First Responder Campus Dog n Pony Show
By News Release @ 2:03 AM :: 2096 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military, Police

..  Dela Cruz sales pitch for latest boondoggle ....

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Monday, May 15, 2023
Best States to Be a Police Officer--Hawaii 40th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 AM :: 2020 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Police

... Officers are more likely to be attracted to police departments that steer clear of scandal and corruption and that are transparent with their communities ....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023
DLNR Chair Jumps in After Police Face off With Mob ... of Waikoloa Cat Feeders
By Video @ 6:49 PM :: 4660 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Police

... DLNR police taking on organized crime ....

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Saturday, April 1, 2023
Judge dismisses parts of lawsuit over arrest of 10-year-old girl
By Court House News @ 2:03 PM :: 4888 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Police

... Trial for the case has been scheduled for February 2024 ....

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Friday, March 24, 2023
The Number of People Killed by Police Officers in Hawaii in the Last 10 Years
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 PM :: 2069 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Police

... In Hawaii, 48 police killings were reported from 2013 to 2022, or about 3.3 for every 100,000 residents, the 22nd fewest among states ....

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Friday, March 17, 2023
Honolulu police officers charged over car chase
By Court House News @ 5:50 PM :: 2079 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

" ... officers ran a car off the road and abandoned the driver with brain injuries and a 14-year-old boy that was left partially paralyzed .... "

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Monday, March 6, 2023
How Police Department Spending in Hawaii Compares to Other States
By Selected News Articles @ 10:27 PM :: 2120 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Police

... In light of rising violent crime, grassroots support for the defund the police movement also appears to be slipping ....

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Sunday, March 5, 2023
Labor Board Nails DPS Conspiracy, Cover-up
By Andrew Walden @ 9:51 PM :: 4128 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

"...the Board finds that PSD consciously, knowingly, and deliberately failed to disclose and withheld information...."

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Saturday, March 4, 2023
SB151: Hawaii lawmakers considering police reforms
By Selected News Articles @ 3:22 PM :: 1755 Views :: Police

... require departments to create specific guidelines for when police officers should or should not draw their firearms during the line of duty ....

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Thursday, February 16, 2023
Ethics: Clerk at AGs Office Fed Info to Lawyer Suing Crooked Sheriff for Sex Assault
By News Release @ 5:26 AM :: 3348 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

... Deputy Freddie Carabbacan rides again ....

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Sunday, February 12, 2023
Gun Bills Die in Committee
By News Release @ 6:43 PM :: 2083 Views :: Police, Second Amendment

... Honolulu Police Department testimony was a factor ....

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Schweitzer Exonerated of Dana Ireland Murder After 25 Years
By News Release @ 12:34 AM :: 2049 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Police

... REALLY OBVIOUS QUESTION: Will Hawaii County Police or Prosecutor now search federal databases for a match to the DNA from 'Unknown Male #1'? ....

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Saturday, December 31, 2022
Paranoia Will Destroy Ya: Maui Police CIU 'Kidnaps' one of its own officers
By Andrew Walden @ 7:12 PM :: 3179 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

... a lawsuit filed in 2nd Circuit Court November 4 by former MPD Officer Manuel Sorcy shows CIU investigators intensely focused on Chief Faaumu’s internal rivals both real and imagined ....

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Thursday, December 29, 2022
Chief Logan Signs First Concealed Carry Permit
By Selected News Articles @ 12:11 AM :: 2502 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, Second Amendment

... the first permit issued in modern history for Honolulu ....

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Saturday, December 17, 2022
Why We Left Hawaii: Police Misconduct Threatens My Wife and Daughter
By Andrew Walden @ 9:37 PM :: 8010 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Police

... building contractor Chris Kagawa lived on the Big Island his entire life until he was forced to relocate to the mainland in June, 2022 due to the actions of the Hawaii County PD ....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Hawaii County Police Chief Finalists Named
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 1915 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

... 1 Hawaii Co, 1 Kauai Co, 1 HPD, 1 FBI ....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Hawaii County PD Sergeants Start Wearing Body Cameras
By News Release @ 2:00 AM :: 1557 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

... starting Thursday, December 1, 2022, 40 patrol sergeants will be outfitted with Body Worn Cameras (BWC) in all districts across the island ....

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Friday, November 4, 2022
Former Maui Police Officer Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Attempted Child Enticement
By News Release @ 7:54 PM :: 1927 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

... In addition to his sentence, Saffeels must also register as a sex offender ....

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Monday, October 17, 2022
Breiner Busted: Reprimand for Kealoha Conflict of Interest
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 3972 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Police

... the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court imposed a Public Reprimand upon Honolulu attorney Myles S. Breiner for representing clients with concurrent conflicts of interest ....

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Thursday, October 13, 2022
​The ‘mailbox conspiracy’ and what it says about corruption in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:31 PM :: 3777 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Hawaii History, Police

... Hawaii doesn’t have any more or less corruption than any other part of the country, but it does lack whistleblowers and introspection, which makes combating corruption so difficult ....

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Thursday, October 13, 2022
Text and Video of Testimony: HPD Hearing on Gun Registration Rules
By Video @ 5:23 PM :: 3597 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, Second Amendment

... Video of October 4th HPD hearing to set rules on our right to bear arms ....

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
More Endorsements for Sam King for OHA Trustee
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 8:55 PM :: 5167 Views :: Labor, OHA, Police, Politicians

... The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO) represents over 2,700 police officers of the Honolulu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Police departments .... 

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Friday, September 30, 2022
Rape in Turkmenistan: How HPD Rejects Female Police Recruit
By Court House News @ 12:48 AM :: 3016 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

... her husband had “sold [her] a few times for [] money in order to buy himself alcohol and pay gambling debts . . . [while] he kept a knife by the throat of [her] 6 month son.” ....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Death Rate for Hawaii Police Officers 13th-Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:22 AM :: 1847 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Police

... In Hawaii, a total of six police officers have been killed on the job in the last decade, or 212 officers for every 100,000 police on the force as of 2021 - the 13th highest fatality rate ....

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Friday, July 29, 2022
Kiddie Porn: Federal Court Hands Down 10 Year Sentence
By News Release @ 2:25 PM :: 2036 Views :: Police, Drugs

... he also supplied her with drugs and alcohol ....

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Monday, July 18, 2022
​SHOPO Endorsing Duke Aiona for Governor
By News Release @ 11:30 PM :: 2203 Views :: Labor, Police, Republican Party

... SHOPO cites Aiona's experience prosecuting criminals and keeping neighborhoods safe ....

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Friday, July 15, 2022
Convicted Felon Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison for Firearm Possession During Drug Crime
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 2180 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, Drugs

... on August 21, 2018, HPD officers approached Schwab—a convicted felon with an outstanding state parole retake warrant—at a gas station ....

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Saturday, July 9, 2022
Ige Signs HB2171 Establishing State Department of Law Enforcement
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 2664 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Police

... “Hawaiʻi is the only state in the country that doesn’t have a centralized, independent state law enforcement agency. The new department will allow more efficient and effective emergency response, criminal law enforcement, investigations and homeland security operations” ....

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Thursday, July 7, 2022
Ige Announces Line-Item Vetoes--First Responder Tech Campus Slashed
By News Release @ 12:04 AM :: 1710 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Police

... The total estimated cost of all six phases is $315M to $470M ....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Federal Court Ruling Outlines Hawaii CWS Kidnapping, Conspiracy
By Selected News Articles @ 6:33 AM :: 3383 Views :: Kauai County, Family, Police

... CWS officials conducted a “grab and go” of B.D. without a court order or prior notice to David. State officials took B.D. from her school, placed her in Keahiolalo’s custody, immediately escorted Keahiolalo and B.D. to the airport, and flew them to Kauai ....

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Thursday, June 23, 2022
Ukraine Needs Robot Dogs to Clear Mines -- Will HPD Donate?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:08 AM :: 1884 Views :: Honolulu County, Military, Police

... it has become increasingly common for deminers to use robots in the field to increase their productivity and mitigate the risk of blowing themselves up ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Secret Swearing in for Joe Logan Designed to Head Off New Questions About Special Treatment
By Andrew Walden @ 3:04 AM :: 2357 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

... is the protection of ‘FOP’ (friends and family of the police) so ingrained in the force that they need not hear directly from Joe Logan to know that they should let his meth addict son off the hook again and again? ....

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