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Four HPD officers plead not guilty in Makaha crash case

Four HPD officers face felony charges in connection with a September 2021 police pursuit that ended in a crash that the officers allegedly fled and conspired to cover up. The officers pleaded not guilty on Thursday.

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Honolulu Police Department police officers, from back, left to right, Joshua Nahalu, Robert G. Lewis III, Jake R.T. Bartolome and Erik X.K. Smith make their initial court appearance with their attorneys, from front, left to right, Howard Luke, Benjamin Ignacio, Pedric Arrisgado and Doris Lum. The four officers face felony charges in connection with a September 2021 police pursuit that ended in a crash that the officers allegedly fled and conspired to cover up. The officers pleaded not guilty.
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Honolulu Police Department police officer Robert G. Lewis III makes his initial court appearance.
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Honolulu Police Department police officer Jake R.T. Bartolome makes his initial court appearance with attorney Benjamin Ignacio, front.
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Honolulu Police Department police officer Erik X.K. Smith makes his initial court appearance. Also pictured is attorney Doris Lum.
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Honolulu Police Department police officer Jake R.T. Bartolome makes his initial court appearance.
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Honolulu Police Department police officers, from back, left to right, Joshua Nahalu, Robert G. Lewis III, Jake R.T. Bartolome and Erik X.K. Smith make their initial court appearance with their attorneys, from front, left to right, Howard Luke, Benjamin Ignacio, Pedric Arrisgado and Doris Lum.
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Honolulu Police Department police officer Erik X.K. Smith makes his initial court appearance. Also pictured is attorney Doris Lum.
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Honolulu Police Department police officers Robert G. Lewis III and Jake R.T. Bartolome make their initial court appearance.
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Honolulu Police Department police officer Joshua Nahalu makes his initial court appearance.

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