Honolulu Police Departmemt

Honolulu Police Department

Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard announced Friday she will step down from her role on June 1 and begin her retirement.

Hawaii State Legislature

A special legislative committee will not review state Representative Sharon Har’s conduct until after her case for allegedly driving under the influence concludes, the committee decided Tuesday.

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A new report from the University of Hawaiʻi finds there is discriminatory policing at Oʻahu schools. And the department of education fails to accurately report the policing to the federal government.

State of Hawai‘i

Lt. Gov. Josh Green on tourism and vaccines during the pandemic; Hawai‘i County Mayor Mitch Roth reflects on first 100 days in office and managing tourism; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Pending departure of superintendent Christina Kishimoto; Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard weighs in on CARES Act funds and overtime pay

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HONOLULU — Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard has apologized after a memo that asked officers to fulfill weekly ticket quotas was made public by a local television station.

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HONOLULU — The Honolulu Police Department's chief said she expects to complete the rollout of a body-worn camera program for officers by the end of March.

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HONOLULU — A Hawaii father told police he hit, shook and squeezed his 18-month-old daughter and then placed her lifeless body in a duffel bag before arranging for another man to dispose of it, court documents said.

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HONOLULU — Police have arrested the father of a missing 18-month-old girl and a second man on suspicion of second-degree murder.

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HONOLULU — A Honolulu Police Department study found that its officers used the most force against Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

The Honolulu Police Department headquarters
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A federal lawsuit against the city and Honolulu Police Department alleges an officer arrested a 15-year-old at school after the boy was in a fight with the officer’s son. The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii says the case illustrates how some officers abuse their positions while the disciplinary actions taken by the police department are shrouded in secrecy. 

The Honolulu Police Department headquarters
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A Honolulu Police Department committee said a neck restraint should be designated as a “deadly force” option in the department’s use-of-force policy.