Big Island policeman accused of stealing drug evidence won’t be charged

The accused detective has since retired.

Big Island policeman accused of stealing drug evidence won’t be charged
A Hawaii county detective accused of stealing drug evidence won't be charged.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu prosecutors decided Tuesday to drop the case against a Hawaii county police officer who was accused of stealing drug evidence.

Police said a detective stole drugs from an evidence locker in 2014.

According to the Hawaii Tribune Herald, the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney for the City and County of Honolulu found no probable cause in this case.

Hawaii County prosecutors were previously conducting the investigation, but due to conflicts of interest the county handed the case over to the state.

The detective accused in the case has since retired.

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