Yoohyun Jung, Honolulu Civil Beat

Yoohyun Jung

Honolulu Civil Beat

Honolulu, HI, United States

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  • Honolulu Civil Beat
Past:
  • Arizona Daily Star
  • AZPM News
  • Arizona Daily Sun
  • OpenNews Source

Recent articles by Yoohyun:

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

Former Honolulu Prosecutor Wants Court To Decide If He Can Run Again

Under the city charter, Peter Carlisle has been out of the prosecutor's office too long to qualify for the ballot. → Read More

Tough Laws, Cultural Differences Give Hawaii A Low Rate Of Gun Violence

A recently passed "red flag law" is expected to help keep Hawaii's per capita rates of gun deaths one of the lowest in the country. → Read More

Who Is Earle Partington And What's He Doing In The Kealoha Case?

The longtime Honolulu attorney reveals his colorful -- some say questionable -- legal style and substance in an interview with Civil Beat. → Read More

New Trial Dates Set For Kealoha Cases

The next trial is now set for January and the next one for May, pushing back the cases by several months. → Read More

A $500 Fine For HPD Officer Who Says He Was Targeted By Kealohas

Former HPD sergeant Albert Lee was fired after he was charged for driving under the influence and lying to investigators. → Read More

Keeping Poor People Out Of Jail On Kauai

The Kauai County prosecutor is betting a new policy for some traffic violations will help ease his overcrowded jail. → Read More

Next Kealoha Trials May Get Pushed Back As New Attorney Gets Up To…

Katherine Kealoha's attorney wants to delay a bank fraud until next year. That could also set back her drug trafficking trial, too. → Read More

Behind The Verdict In The Kealoha Trial: An Interview With The Jury…

There was no smoking gun just a "mountain of evidence" that led to the conspiracy conviction of the former Honolulu police chief, his prosecutor wife and two police officers. → Read More

City Sued In Crash That Killed Three Pedestrians After Police Pursuit

Two people who were among the injured say an officer violated HPD policy. They are also suing the alleged drunken driver. → Read More

Prosecutor's Safe House For Abuse Victims To Close As Questions Swirl

The City Council cut funding for the facility, a favored project of the Honolulu prosecutor, and now it faces allegations of civil rights abuses from residents. → Read More

Katherine Kealoha Is Sent To Jail Until Sentencing

A federal judge revoked her bail Friday after she was found guilty of federal conspiracy and → Read More