HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha surrendered his gun and badge Tuesday and went on paid leave from the department after receiving notification that he is the target of a federal investigation.
The investigation began more than a year ago. A federal grand jury is looking into allegations of civil rights abuses and corruption.
Stepping down was Kealoha’s decision, acting police commission Chairman Max Sword said.
Four other officers also received letters saying they are targets of the investigation. They are on restricted duty.