Special Report { Uncovering Police Misconduct In Hawaii

In The Name Of The Law: What The Police Commission Isn't Doing About Misconduct

Joe Rubin/Civil Beat

Part 4 of a 5-part series

Click here to read all the stories in Civil Beat's special report, In The Name Of The Law.

On a Wednesday just before Christmas, Chief Louis Kealoha addressed the Honolulu Police Commission.

The police commission meets twice a month, its primary role to watch over the police department, keep track of the police chief and hear citizen complaints.

But on Dec. 5, the Honolulu chief didn’t update the commission in open session on conduct in his department, pending investigations or any disciplinary actions taken against officers.

Instead, Kealoha sat at a conference table inside HPD headquarters, flanked by other uniformed officers, and touted an upcoming holiday event that he was especially proud of.

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