Documents detail harrowing shotgun confrontation

Three officers assigned to the Hilo Special Enforcement Unit struggled to take a loaded sawed-off shotgun away from a probationer in a violent roadway confrontation last week in Hawaiian Acres, according to court documents filed by police.

Hawaii stun gun ban ends Jan. 1

Hawaii Police Department Chief Paul Ferreira said law enforcers are “gearing up” for Jan. 1, 2022, when most private citizens 21 or older will be allowed to possess and carry a Taser or electric stun gun.

Prosecutor objects to release of sex assault suspect

County Prosecutor Kelden Waltjen said Wednesday his office will file a motion requesting reconsideration of a judge’s order to grant court-supervised release without monetary bail to a defendant in a felony sexual assault case.

Department mourns loss of two Big Island firefighters

CORRECTION: Eric Hayashi died Aug. 8, 2020. A previous version of this story erroneously stated he died this year. In addition, according to family, Tabitha Tomori is a hanai daughter, contrary to information received from the Hawaii Firefighters Association website, which was printed in the previous version. The Tribune-Herald regrets the errors.