@AP reporter for Hawaii, Pacific Rim * @USC alum * Mom * Runner * Ilocano fluent * Formerly of Queens, NYC
Couple of tourists tossed orchid/pikake lei into a downtown trash can. So tempted to dig them out -- they look fresh. Why throw them away???
Kealoha explains examples of when DV arrest is made: victim w/visible injuries, victim complains of pain and gives written/verbal statement
Sheehan says it would be improper to discuss HPD sergeant under investigation for video showing him appearing to punch girlfriend.
Sheehan: Officer can order suspected abuser away for 48 hours.
Standing room only at domestic violence info briefing at Hawaii Capitol.
HPD Chief Louis Kealoha takes notes as lawyers from Domestic Violence Action Center address lawmakers.
Sheehan: HPD needs to document all complaints of domestic violence. Suggests body cameras, other technology. "It's as easy as an iPhone"
Loretta Sheehan of Domestic Violence Action Center: “We need to start investing reports of partner abuse in a whole new way"