- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife have hired a criminal defense attorney to represent them amid a federal investigation into allegations of civil rights violations.

Hawaii News Now reports (https://bit.ly/1Xmc0KC ) that Attorney Myles Breiner says he and the Kealohas expect there will be a grand jury indictment in the case. Kealoha and his wife Katherine — a city prosecutor — are accused of using special police units to investigate relatives while they were involved in a family financial dispute.

Breiner says the couple hired him over concerns that they are being “pilloried.”

He also says the Kealohas intend to step down if they are indicted.

Since the federal investigation began, there have been growing calls for the police chief to temporarily remove himself from his post.

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Information from: KGMB-TV, https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/

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