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Police Commission chair should resign in wake of yesterday’s extraordinary action in federal court

December 17th, 2014 · 12 Comments

Yesterday’s extraordinary events in Honolulu’s Federal District Court, and the response of the chairman of the Honolulu Police Commission, demonstrated again that “police accountability” is a contradiction in terms here in our fair city. It’s time for the commission chairman to step down, and for new leadership to shake up the commission and its approach […]

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Tags: Court · Crime · Labor · Politics

Did mistrial in mailbox case result from deliberate or negligent testimony by HPD chief?

December 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments

I have to admit now knowing quite what to think when I read about the mistrial triggered by Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha’s testimony this week in the federal trial of a relative of his wife accused of stealing the mailbox from the Kealoha home. The judge in the case declared a mistrial after Kealoha […]

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Former CEO of condo management firm facing felony charges

December 5th, 2014 · No Comments

Civil Beat is reporting that the Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office has filed charges against former Certified Management CEO Toni Floerke involving the theft of more than $100,000 from three Oahu condo associations. Certified Management is now part of Associa, a Texas-based management corporation. The thefts took place over a number of years and were discovered in […]

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Many court records in federal case involving Police Chief’s wife and family sealed by court order

December 2nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

With the front page of today’s Star-Advertiser devoted largely to the governor’s inauguration, one of the big local stories appears with a headline across the top of the “local” news section. It reports the start of the federal trial of a Honolulu man charged with stealing the mailbox of a Kahala home, which turns out […]

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Could Honolulu police have avoided recent shootings?

October 14th, 2014 · 9 Comments

I think it’s an important question about Honolulu Police Department policies that still needs to be answered. It was initially raised in a recent Star-Advertiser story by Leila Fujimori reviewing a series of police shootings (“Police shootings prompt questions“). More than half of police shootings over the past several years involved officers shooting at people […]

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