The attorney for Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha wants the federal prosecutor heading a grand jury investigation dismissed from the case.
Always Investigating has been tracking the federal investigation and the complaints by the Kealohas and the Honolulu prosecutor’s office about the proceedings.
Attorney Myles Breiner alleges in a motion filed Wednesday that the prosecutor violated the process by leaking information about the grand jury proceedings.
The grand jury has been going on for about 18 months, and is said to be looking into corruption involving Chief Kealoha and his wife, Katherine, who’s a deputy prosecutor.
“We believe we’ve raised some serious concerns about the ethical manner in which the special prosecutor has been operating. we consider his behavior to be something that should be subject to review and rebuke. and we’re asking that he be disqualified,” said Breiner.
A special prosecutor from California is assigned to this case. We reached out to his office for comment, but haven’t heard back.