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Saturday, May 28, 2022
Audit: 'No Limits' to HPD Overtime
By News Release @ 7:37 PM :: 141 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

... overtime cards, which document overtime requests and approval for payroll purposes, are managed manually, increasing the risk for human error, abuse, and fraud ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
TRO Against New Police Chief’s son places him in UH Professor's spare bedroom
By Andrew Walden @ 9:56 PM :: 1505 Views :: Police, Drugs

... Logan said he planned to talk to Vanic about making him his third-in-command as a deputy chief ....

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Friday, May 20, 2022
VIDEO: Q&A with Four Finalists for HPD Chief
By Video @ 12:49 PM :: 465 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... 90 minutes with the four finalists for HPD Chief ....

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Monday, May 9, 2022
Hawaii 2nd Worst State for Police Officers
By Selected News Articles @ 11:48 AM :: 909 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Police

... but it's a great place to be a criminal ....

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Former Maui Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Child Enticement Charge
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 528 Views :: Maui County, Police

... on December 3, 2021, Saffeels contacted the online profile of what appeared to be a young female ....

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Friday, February 11, 2022
SB2239 Senate Committee Passes Bill to Limit State Participation in Federal Programs to Militarize Police
By Selected News Articles @ 4:11 AM :: 888 Views :: Military, Police

... a bill that would ban state and local law enforcement agencies from acquiring certain military equipment from federal programs ....

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Friday, February 11, 2022
SHOPO: Honolulu Police Leadership Leaves Neighborhoods Unprotected
By News Release @ 1:20 AM :: 792 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... many neighborhoods unprotected, without a single officer patrolling for the entire shift ....

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Sunday, February 6, 2022
​Hawaii Bill Would End Civil Asset Forfeiture, Opt State Out of Federal Program
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:40 PM :: 1101 Views :: Judiciary, Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement, Police

... The legislation would restrict asset forfeiture to felony cases and would require a criminal conviction before prosecutors could proceed with the process in most cases ....

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022
DoE, HPD Sued over Arrest of 10-year-old Girl
By News Release @ 10:41 PM :: 1331 Views :: Education K-12, Police

... The newly-filed lawsuit describes an incident in January 2020 in which N.B.–who is now twelve-years old–was handcuffed and arrested by HPD officers, and her mother was falsely detained by DOE officials, at Honowai Elementary School ....

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Thursday, January 13, 2022
SHOPO Statement on Federal Indictment of Three Honolulu Officials
By News Release @ 12:15 AM :: 1158 Views :: Ethics, Police

"...For these accused felons to have taken money budgeted to hire more police officers and use it to pay off a failed former police chief is sickening...."

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Thursday, December 23, 2021
HPD officer arrested after Niu Valley shooting 
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 PM :: 1567 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, Second Amendment

... It was reported to us that the officer's (personal) AR-15 was dropped and discharged a round. This round then struck another occupant (relative) in the same home ....

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Friday, December 17, 2021
VIDEO: SHOPO Elects new Leaders after Alm Endorsement Backfires
By Video @ 2:23 PM :: 1436 Views :: Labor, Police

... SHOPO Elections End In Shake-up For Union Leadership after Alm endorsement backfires ....

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 29974 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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Thursday, November 11, 2021
VIDEO: Police Allege Isabella Kalua Killed One Month Before Disappearance Reported
By Video @ 3:18 AM :: 1538 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Police

... Full Video of HPD News Conference .... 

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Full Text: HPD Point-by-Point Debunk of ACLU After Arrest of 10-Year-Old Girl
By News Release @ 1:27 PM :: 1574 Views :: Education K-12, Police

... if the requested policy changes were in place, this would not have changed the outcome of the present case. A threat to shoot and kill another student is, and must be considered to be, "a threat of significant harm to someone," which you acknowledge is something officers could arrest a student for on school property. Thus, the arrest of your client on school property is consistent with your own assessment of the situation. ...

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Sunday, November 7, 2021
Hike Traffic Fines for Profit
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1211 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... The Honolulu City Council wants to raise money for the Honolulu Police Department by adding a surcharge to traffic fines .... 

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Thursday, November 4, 2021
Former Maui Police Officer Receives 30 Months in Prison for Soliciting Sexual Relationship for Official Acts
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 1499 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

... he engaged in a bribery scheme wherein he solicited a sexual relationship with a female motorist in exchange for an official act as an MPD officer ....

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
DHHL: Al Hee’s Actions Represent ‘clear and present danger’
By Andrew Walden @ 9:10 PM :: 2102 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Police

... Sandwich Isles Communications has Publicly Stated that the Dispute with Hawaiian Tel will Affect Services ....

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Outsider Chosen as Maui PD Chief
By News Release @ 6:23 AM :: 1358 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

... the vote was unanimous for Las Vegas PD Cap't John Pelletier ....

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Thursday, August 26, 2021
Secret Arbitration Revealed: How DPS Official Kept Crooked Cop On The Job After FBI Raid
By Selected News Articles @ 2:42 PM :: 5260 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Labor, Police

... top Corrections Official was Secret Arbitrator keeping mafia-connected HPD officers on the job ....

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Lawsuit Challenges Gun Confiscation After Disorderly Conduct Conviction
By News Release @ 12:40 AM :: 1822 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, Second Amendment

... Both plaintiffs were sent letters from HPD denying them the ability to obtain a permit or register firearms and ordering them to surrender any they may have in their possession ....

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Friday, July 9, 2021
Police Corruption Scandals Revenge for Gambling Prosecutions?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:14 PM :: 6759 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Ethics, Gambling, Police

... What part of ‘mutually assured destruction’ did they not understand? ....

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Thursday, July 1, 2021
Alm: Myeni Encountered Police at Kewalo Basin 30 Minutes Before Shooting
By Video @ 12:51 AM :: 2702 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, Drugs

... Alm added that Myeni, who did have marijuana in his system...also had an odd encounter with officers just 30 minutes before going to Nuuanu, when he approached police at Kewalo Basin as they took a statement from someone reporting a car theft. Alm said Myeni started questioning the victim himself ….

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Friday, June 25, 2021
HGEA Protects Sheriff Deputy After He Admitted Doing Favors for Katherine Kealoha
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 2649 Views :: Ethics, Police

... Cayetano and Kealoha have a lengthy professional relationship that includes serving together on the Board of Directors for the Hawaii Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation ....

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Doorbell Cam Shows Moments Before Police Shot Lindani Myeni
By Video @ 5:45 PM :: 3459 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... Officers responded to calls of a burglary in progress in the Nuuanu area where they shot 29-year-old Lindani Myeni after an altercation at a home on Coelho Way ....

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Thursday, June 10, 2021
HPD Sued for False Arrest, Conflict of Interest
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 1901 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

... The lawsuit seeks to end HPD’s continuing policy of allowing officers with conflicts of interest to abuse their police powers for personal benefit ....

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Monday, May 31, 2021
Honolulu Police Commission Announces Recruitment for Chief of Police
By News Release @ 5:25 AM :: 1384 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... Application packets and required documents must be received/postmarked by: June 30, 2021 ....

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Thursday, May 20, 2021
Bodycam Video Shows Sykap Shooting, Crash into Canal
By Video @ 5:29 AM :: 2181 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... HNN has obtained the April 5 footage from the officer who fired the first shots-- Just yesterday Prosecutor Alm said he would withhold video from the public during his 'independent investigation' ....

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Monday, May 10, 2021
Hawaii Worst State to Be a Police Officer
By Selected News Articles @ 9:27 PM :: 1947 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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Monday, April 26, 2021
'Stop The Racializiation Of Everyone’--Tulsi Gabbard
By Video @ 5:42 PM :: 3533 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Police

... Tulsi Gabbard Says Mainstream Media And Politicians Are Forcing Racial Division ....

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Friday, April 9, 2021
Forced out by SHOPO, Blangiardi and Police Commission--HPD Chief Ballard Resigns
By Video @ 10:34 PM :: 4604 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

...The Mafia has achieved its goal.  Next they will impose the Chief they want.  Someone like Kealoha without the drug-addicted wife to ruin it all....

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Sunday, April 4, 2021
What Does the Honolulu Council Want to Know About Kimura Shooting?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:50 PM :: 2989 Views :: Ethics, Police

... Six years after the fact, State court litigation in the Sgt Anson Kimura shooting case is about to kick into high gear ....

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Sunday, March 28, 2021
What Does Blangiardi’s Police Commission Nominee Know About Kimura Shooting?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:54 PM :: 4969 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

... Cap't Ben Mahi was the 2nd-highest-ranking officer of HPD Division 1, when a drunken Division 1 Sgt Anson Kimura accidentally shot waitress Hyun Ju Park ....

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Sheriff's New First Deputy 'Owes HGEA Everything'
By News Release @ 9:41 PM :: 1983 Views :: Labor, Police

... The First Deputy is second in command of the Sheriff Division ....

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
​More SHOPO ‘Quota’ Chaos vs Ballard?  Officers Ordered to Find Excuse to Make Arrests at Anti-Vaxxer Rally
By Video @ 6:04 PM :: 4071 Views :: First Amendment, Police

... SHOPO saw a chance to embarass Ballard again.  The next Chief WILL be a Kealoha clone ....

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Friday, March 19, 2021
ODC Complaint: Megan Kau Worked for Miske and Cop Who Arrested Him
By News Release @ 8:28 PM :: 3922 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

... ODC complaint claims a conflict of interest existed when local attorneys Megan Kau and Tristan Andres worked simultaneously for a Michael Miske company and for an HPD Sgt who arrested Miske ....

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021
VIDEO: Police Chief says 263 officers abused overtime policy
By Video @ 2:34 AM :: 1820 Views :: Ethics, Police

... The video was sent to officers Friday morning on the department’s private communication channel ....

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Friday, February 5, 2021
Feds link Bay Area man to California/Hawaii coke smuggling ring, illegal gambling hall
By News Release @ 12:47 PM :: 6476 Views :: Ethics, Police, Drugs

"... Lee said she and Officer Chu have been growing marijuana ever since her husband left her ...."

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Sunday, January 10, 2021
Say 'Uncle' -- What Connects Miske to Kealoha?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:25 PM :: 10215 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police, Rail

... Kealoha was selected Chief thanks in part to Michael Miske’s ‘uncle’ ....

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021
VIDEO: DOCARE Raids Nude Beach looking for mask violators (again)
By Video @ 11:56 PM :: 5073 Views :: Maui County, Police, COVID-19

...drum circles, nudity, illegal alcohol and other illicit substances, coupled with hundreds of mask-less people in close contact with one another....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Honolulu PD ‘Top 10 Earners’ List Revealed–Did Corporal make $341K?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:00 PM :: 8978 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Labor, Police

...in 2017 five of the top ten earners worked directly under Ballard at Central Receiving....

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
VIDEO: Chief Ballard Responds to Anonymous Letter
By News Release @ 2:27 AM :: 2975 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police, COVID-19

"...The failed COVID 19 Operational Plan directly promoted abuse by officers...."

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Saturday, December 5, 2020
Take the Honolulu PD Community Survey
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 1842 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... The Honolulu Police Department invites the public to take the department’s annual community survey ....

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Friday, December 4, 2020
Auditor: HPD Does not Learn from Misconduct
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 1932 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... Changes are only made reactively to incidents.  Key information from its corrective systems is not aggregated and reported to department management for its review to make responsive proactive changes that could result in prevention of misconduct or reduction of complaints ....

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Thursday, December 3, 2020
In “Staggering” Conspiracy, Former Police Chief, Prosecutor, and Police Officers Sentenced for Framing an Innocent Man with a Crime
By News Release @ 2:39 PM :: 4002 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...The sentences mark the end of one of the largest public corruption cases in Hawaii history....

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Ballard: 'Multiple Investigations' into HPD COVID OT Abuse
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 1992 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, COVID-19

... we have opened multiple investigations, and those who violated laws or administrative policies will be disciplined appropriately ....

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Blackmail and Doctored Video Target Maui Police Chief
By Video @ 11:30 AM :: 3260 Views :: Maui County, Police

... Notice the missing frames of video when the truck actually hits the bike ....

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Mauna Kea: Is it an ethics violation if Mayor Harry Kim’s politically favored ‘protesters’ are allowed to break the law with impunity?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:24 AM :: 3719 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Police

...Harry Kim won’t be mayor much longer....  

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Saturday, November 7, 2020
Hawaii County PD Begins Using Body Cams
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 1728 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...the first wave of Body Worn Cameras (BWC) will be live in the South Hilo, Kona, and Puna districts on Monday, November 9, 2020....

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Monday, October 26, 2020
Lawsuit: HPD Officer Arrests Kid After Fight with Son
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 3801 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Law Enforcement, Police

... J.R. was being bullied by an HPD officer’s son. One day in November 2018, J.R. was forced into a fight with the officer’s son at school. The next day, that same HPD officer showed up to J.R.’s school, and—in full view of teachers and students—arrested J.R. ....

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