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Some urge that the police chief quit or be ousted


    “There is no economic advantage to my staying on as chief, but if I leave the department now, I give credence to the baseless attacks.”

    Louis Kealoha

    Honolulu police chief, in a statement released before Tuesday’s press conference announcing his leave


    Cary Okimoto answered questions during the news conference after being announced as acting police chief. “Today is not a good day,” he said.


    “It’s good that he left the building,” said Max Sword, Honolulu Police Commission chairman, about HPD Chief Louis Kealoha at Tuesday’s news conference in Honolulu.

A legislator, city councilman, former police officer and criminologist are among those who are calling for a change in leadership at the Honolulu Police Department after its top executive, Chief Louis Kealoha, was placed on paid leave Tuesday following confirmation that he was the target of a federal criminal investigation. Read more

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