No body cams for Hawaii PD result of lack of funding

The Honolulu Police Department issued body-worn cameras to 35 officers earlier this month, the latest Hawaii department to do so. Hawaii Island's units are still waiting for funding to make that happen on the Big Island. (Photo by Craig T. Kojima)

KAILUA-KONA — For at least five years, the Hawaii Police Department has been looking at ways to fund a body-worn camera program for its officers. However, with a “status-quo” budget, the department keeps coming up short.