ACLU of Hawai‘i asks HPD to implement reform to address wealth and racial disparities
During a time of Black Lives Matter protests and an amplified conversation surrounding police midconduct throughout the nation, the Honolulu Police Department has consistently denied racial disparties in Hawai‘i. With the help of reporting by Hawai‘i Public Radio and Civil Beat, our Legal Director Mateo Caballero looked through HPD's own data and it proves otherwise. There has been and continues to be overpolicing in communities of color and wealth and race play a pivotal role in how the police interacts with someone. Caballero wrote a letter to HPD on July 5, 2020 asking them to prioritize more reforms to address these disparities.