There are always "bad apples" in the bunch. With police officers, it can be particularly poisonous.
Police officers in Hawaii are supposed to uphold and enforce the law. When they break the law, by lying in reports, destroying evidence, or otherwise misusing power, the effects both on the particular victim and on a city's legal culture can be devastating.
Acting against misconduct with the help of a civil rights attorney may not only help the victim recover, but be a civic duty.
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The NPAP is a project of the National Lawyers Guild to help attorneys devoted to ending police misconduct by assisting its members with training and support, educating the public, and coordinated legal action.
Lawyer Referral Service in Hawaii - For more than 35 years, the Hawaii State Bar Association in Honolulu, HI, has sponsored a Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS). The LRIS is the only lawyer referral service in the state. The Lawyer Referral Service in Hawaii can refer you to a local attorney who is experienced in a particular type of legal practice. Attorneys throughout the State of Hawaii participate in this public service including attorneys in Oahu, Kauai, Maui, West-Hawaii, or East-Hawaii.