Yeah, this week the Maui Police Department will take part in what's billed as the "first annual Coffee with a Cop Day." The phrase "first annual" always struck me as a bit optimistic, but who knows. Anyway, here's your big chance to talk story with an MPD cop over a cup of joe. "On Friday, October 7, 2016, the Maui Police Department will be joining the U.S. Department of … [Read more...] about The Maui Police Department wants you to have coffee with a cop
I love getting press releases that describe events already nearly a week old. That’s what happened last week when the Maui Police Department notified the public that they “will” conduct yet another test of body cameras for their officers. “Beginning Thursday, August 18, 2016, the Plans, Training, Research & Development Section of the Maui Police Department will conduct a … [Read more...] about Maui Police Department conducting yet another body camera test
This morning at 9am officers with the Maui Police Department held a press conference on the Aug. 5 fatal shooting of a 39-year-old African American male in Keopuolani Park in Kahului who had allegedly "become confrontrational" with officers. The investigation is still on-going, and the MPD still won't identify either the suspect or the three officers involved, but department … [Read more...] about Maui Police hold press conference on Aug. 5 fatal shooting in Kahului
The Maui Police Department is finally dribbling out a few details concerning the Aug. 5, 2015 fatal shooting in Keopualani Park in Kahului. A few minutes ago, the MPD released a press release that provides a little new information, but many more questions. According to the MPD, three officers (the MPD, as per their standard operating procedure, will not release their names) … [Read more...] about New details on Maui Police shooting of 39-year-old African-American male yesterday in Kahului
The Maui Police Department will soon equip at least some of its officers with body cameras, the department announced on Mar. 20. “The Plans, Training, Research and Development Section has scheduled a one month feasibility study on the use of body-worn cameras,” stated the department’s press release. “The study is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 6, 2015. The results of the … [Read more...] about Are the new Maui Police body cameras just a Trojan Horse for more surveillance?