Sen. Will Espero has long been an advocate for more police accountability. The arrest of a DLNR cop has him pushing even harder.
The statewide police union opposes the legislation, the ACLU recommends a better bill and HPD wants a dialogue on what it would entail and cost.
But Hawaii voters also say they believe most misconduct is due to a few bad cops.
Well over 30 percent of respondents said it’s a bad idea while another 40 percent consider the $6.6 billion project’s progress troubling.
Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha says Ryan Borges learned from his mistakes. But domestic violence activists say the department hasn’t learned how to deal with DV within its own ranks.
For decades, county police officers in Hawaii have been able to keep their misdeeds hidden from the public. A proposed law aims to change that.
Of 17 officers HPD tried to fire in 2015, detailed disciplinary information is only publicly available for two of them.
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announces that 15 more workers will be hired as he provides an update on the park renovations.
While last weekend’s Pro Bowl party was a one-time event, there could be more such functions in the future, Kirk Caldwell says.
UPDATED: The league is serving alcohol to VIPs in a roped-off area that includes a portion of the sandy beach as part of a wider public event Friday and Saturday, but the city rejects a rule change that would allow up to four such events a year.
State and city agencies push back against a military effort to require non-disclosure agreements in work to prevent more fuel leaks that could threaten Oahu’s water.
Civil Beat staff discusses our new special report — a multimedia series examining the high rate of visitor deaths in Hawaii.
A pair of UH political scientists rate David Ige’s first year as slightly above average, but note that his admittedly weak communication skills haven’t been tested in a crisis.
Honolulu police officials refuse to answer questions about Ethan Ferguson, who was hired by a state agency after being discharged by HPD for misconduct.
Commissioners seem intent on asking voters to improve police accountability and oversight in Honolulu based on several high-profile cases.
The Honolulu City Council Budget Committee placed a $1.1 billion cap on spending, although it allowed for some leeway should those funds not be enough.
Even as City Council members decide whether to keep the cash flowing, uncertainty looms over Hawaii’s biggest public works endeavor.
The DLNR officer is now suspected of sexually assaulting a minor. A state senator says the case points to the need for better oversight of police in Hawaii.
When it comes to buying power and the rising cost of living, we still haven’t fully recovered from the Great Recession.