3 arrested over payout to convicted former top cop

  • FILE - Honolulu Police Commission Chairman Max Sword speaks during a commission meeting in Honolulu on May 3, 2017. Three former Honolulu officials have been arrested for allegedly conspiring to hide the source of public funds used to get a police chief to retire amid a corruption investigation. Roy Amemiya, the city’s former managing director; Donna Leong, the city’s former top civil attorney; and Sword, who led the Honolulu Police Commission from 2016 to 2018, surrendered to the FBI Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File)

HONOLULU — Three former Honolulu officials were arrested Wednesday for allegedly conspiring to hide the source of public funds used to get a police chief to retire amid a corruption investigation that ultimately put him and his former prosecutor wife in federal prison.