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Honolulu police chief offers plans to curb violence

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                                Honolulu police chief Susan Ballard, left, prepares to speak at the City Council on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at Honolulu Hale in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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    Honolulu police chief Susan Ballard, left, prepares to speak at the City Council on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at Honolulu Hale in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Honolulu Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi proposed a resolution requesting HPD take immediate action, including departmental restructuring if necessary, to ensure the needed numbers of patrol officers are available for the public’s safety. HPD Chief Susan Ballard responded to her request Thursday during a Public Safety Committee at Honolulu Hale.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Honolulu Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi proposed a resolution requesting HPD take immediate action, including departmental restructuring if necessary, to ensure the needed numbers of patrol officers are available for the public’s safety. HPD Chief Susan Ballard responded to her request Thursday during a Public Safety Committee at Honolulu Hale.

Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard offered plans Thursday to address the increase in violent crime and use of firearms in crimes on Oahu, including purse snatchings, while the department is lacking a sufficient number of patrol officers. Read more

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