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Proposal would change rules on legal counsel for HPD officers

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    The Honolulu Police Commission is now considering a rule change that would rectify what has been an “illegal” interpretation of the law. The proposed change states that when deciding whether to approve legal counsel, commissioners must decide whether a police officer’s actions were done “in the performance of an officer’s duty as a police officer.”

More Honolulu police officers accused of wrongdoing while on the job may have been eligible to receive legal representation than actually were approved, a key member of the Honolulu Police Commission said. Read more

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