Hawaii Attorney General

Cory Lum / Civil Beat

Hawaii Attorney General Clare Connors has joined a federal lawsuit that challenges a federal rule allowing public distribution of downloadable files to make 3D-printed guns.

Cory Lum / Civil Beat

New requirements will apply to local enforcement authorities in seizing cars and other property of criminals under long-awaited asset forfeiture rules issued by the Hawaii attorney general on Dec. 31.

Ashley Mizuo

Out of the 22 arrests of alleged online predators targeting children on Oahu, only one had a prior criminal record, said Hawaii Attorney General Clare Connors on Monday.

Ryan Finnerty / HPR

Updated July 9, 5:07 p.m.

As he signaled earlier, Gov. David Ige announced on Tuesday that he has vetoed a bill passed by state lawmakers to restrict the ability of law enforcement to seize private property and sell it at auction. Ige said "sufficient safeguards are in place" to prevent abuse of the practice.

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Around the country, local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies seize millions of dollars’ worth of property every year. That property is then sold and used to expand the budgets of those police agencies. A recent Supreme Court decision may signal a change in how the process can be applied.

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