Hawaii bills seek enhanced police oversight

Hawaii bills seek enhanced police oversight

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii lawmakers are looking for ways to increase oversight of the state's police officers.

One proposal would allow county mayors to remove the chief of police if there's just cause.

Another bill seeks to make police departments post their policies on domestic violence. That bill was introduced by the Women's Legislative Caucus whose members say they're concerned about the conduct of off-duty officers.

The bills will are scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs on Tuesday.

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