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Column: Secrecy is the enemy of justice in police killing of Sykap

  • Eric Seitz is a Honolulu attorney representing Iremamber Sykap’s family in a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and the officers who allegedly opened fire at the car.

    Eric Seitz is a Honolulu attorney representing Iremamber Sykap’s family in a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and the officers who allegedly opened fire at the car.

  • David T. Johnson is a professor of sociology at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.

    David T. Johnson is a professor of sociology at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.

On April 5, 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap was shot and killed by Honolulu police. HPD has maintained that the shooting was justified, but on May 19 a police officer leaked a video which shows that the stolen car Skyap was driving was stopped at the time of the shooting, and that the officers who shot him were not in front of the car when the shots were fired — they were beside and behind it. Read more

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