Above average rating for HPD chief despite family issues

Above average rating for HPD chief despite family issues

HONOLULU (AP) - The Honolulu Police Commission is rating Chief Louis Kealoha's job performance as above average, despite recent controversies involving his leadership.

The commission says Kealoha exceeded expectations in 2014. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday this is the third year in a row that Kealoha has received the above average rating.

Commission Chair Ron Taketa says Kealoha did a good job leading the police force while going through personal family issues.

His family issues were recently aired in court. In a federal trial, his wife's uncle was accused of stealing the Kealohas' mailbox. In a civil trial, a jury sided with his wife in a lawsuit accusing her of stealing money from her grandmother and uncle.

Another controversy involved an officer seen in surveillance video punching a woman.

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