Every three years the Honolulu Police Department seeks reaccreditation from a private, nonprofit to ensure it meets national law enforcement standards.
But several citizens who spoke out at a public meeting at HPD headquarters Tuesday told the officials evaluating the department that they should think twice due to a series of missteps by officers.
Check out KITV’s take on the meeting here for a full report.
It’s been a tumultuous year for HPD, one that involved ridicule, embarrassment and federal investigations.
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Even Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha is under the microscope for his part in a mailbox theft case in which a federal public defender accused him and his wife of framing the suspect.
But whether the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) takes any of this into account remains to be seen.
The private, nonprofit group is still taking public comment on HPD. Those comments can be sent to 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville,Virginia, 20155 or submitted at www.calea.org.