Charter amendment: Removal or suspension of Honolulu’s chief of police
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Charter amendment: Removal or suspension of Honolulu’s chief of police


WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO REMOVE OR SUSPEND THINGS UP. UNDER FIRE. SARA MATTISON TELLS US ABOUT THE CHANGES BEING PROPOSED FOR THE HONOLULU POLICE “SHOULD THE POLICE COMMISSION HAVE TO INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS CONCERNING OFFICER MISCONDUCT… …AND SHOULD THE CHIEF OF POLICE BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A WRITTEN EXPLANATION FOR HIS OR HER DISAGREEMENT WITH THE COMMISSION?” TO REMOVE OR SUSPEND THE POLICE CHIEF FOR ANY REASON. 00:51 one of the authorities the commission has is to remove the chief if there is cause and right now the definition of cause is very vague in the charter 1:00 be cause to remove a chief if the majority of commissioners BELIEVES THE POLICE CHIEF WOULD STILL BE ADEQUATELY PROTECTED. 4:25 you still need four votes on the seven member have to be disciplined before that occurred 4:36 THE SECOND CHANGE would CLARIFY THAT THE POLICE COMMISSION can SUBPOENA WITNESSES. HOWEVER…. case where witnesses don’t want to come forward we COMPLAINT TO THE CHIEF…THE CHIEF WOULD BE REQUIRED TO RESPOND IN WRITING. 1:42 the charter amendment would make it clear that the department is obligated to give us a written reason why they disagree with us 1:48 3:30 sara: why did we want to add that specific portion in? Dave: To make sure the public was aware of things that were amendment would violate the contract. UP NEXT…THE CITY CONTINUES TO

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