Yoohyun Jung, Honolulu Civil Beat

Yoohyun Jung

Honolulu Civil Beat

Honolulu, HI, United States

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Recent articles by Yoohyun:

Three Hawaii Correctional Facilities Ban Contact Visits Despite Potential Benefits

Studies suggest non-contact visits can be harmful for families, especially children. → Read More

Sheehan Out As Honolulu Police Commission Chair

Loretta Sheehan has led the commission through much of the federal corruption probe. → Read More

Honolulu Police Shoot Man In Kailua

A woman who was in the car with the suspect has been arrested. → Read More

Honolulu Police Officer Kills Knife-Wielding Suspect

This was the second fatal officer-involved shooting in less than 24 hours on Oahu. → Read More

Taxpayers Spent Nearly $700,000 on Kealohas' Legal Fees

The court-appointed attorney for Katherine Kealoha received the largest chunk of the fees. → Read More

Katherine Kealoha Pleads Guilty To Federal Felony Charges

Her husband, former HPD Chief Louis Kealoha, is expected to formally plead guilty to one felony later Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

Judge Will Decide Kealohas' Fate In Bank Fraud Trial

A federal judge approved the law enforcement couple's waiver of jury trial. → Read More

Honolulu's Property Crime Problem: 'Tourists Make Great Victims'

Violent crime is down but property crime is climbing, new FBI data shows. → Read More

New Oahu Jail Project Is Stalling Out Over Lack Of Cash, Community Support

OCCC has a five-year master plan, but it’s unclear when the five-year period starts or ends, and nobody wants to pay for it. → Read More

Kealohas Could Avoid Bank Fraud Trial If Plea Deal Reached

A new indictment lays out more details in the case involving Katherine Kealoha's oversight of children's trust funds. → Read More

Federal Judge Postpones Sentencing Of The Kealohas For Two Weeks

The couple will now be sentenced on Oct. 31. → Read More

Judge Orders New Civil Trial For Puanas Against Katherine Kealoha

Katherine Kealoha had been awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars by a civil jury. But her uncle and grandmother are hoping to get that back. → Read More

ACLU: Hawaii Needs Fewer People In Prison, More Treatment Programs

A new "Smart Justice" report argues the public would be safer if people got help instead of punishment. → Read More

Top Hawaii Sheriff Officials Lacked Basic Training For Decades

Three years after news reports first surfaced questioning a lack of training, the state Department of Public Safety finally releases records confirming the lapse. → Read More

New Prison Oversight Commission Is Off To A Slow Start

Reforming Hawaii's aging and overcrowded prisons was a notable accomplishment of the 2019 Legislature. So what's happened? → Read More

Effort To Impeach Honolulu Prosecutor Continues

A Honolulu businessman isn't giving up on his quest to oust Keith Kaneshiro. → Read More

Police Shootings Board Still Unsure On Public Disclosure

The board went into a closed-door session to talk about how open to be with its reports. → Read More

Hawaii Prisons Director: Staff Shortages Are Driving Up OT Costs

Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda also says the final report on the Maui jail riot isn't quite finished yet. → Read More

Hawaii's Only Federal Halfway House Is Closing, Putting More…

The city of Honolulu bought the building as a new home for the Sand Island Treatment Center. → Read More

New Police Standards Board Is Putting Itself On Hold

The board voted to ask the Legislature for more time, money and staff, a request lawmakers have already turned down. → Read More