EXCLUSIVE: In wake of promotion controversy, HPD to name new ass - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

EXCLUSIVE: In wake of promotion controversy, HPD to name new assistant chief

Maj. Janet Crotteau (Image: HPD) Maj. Janet Crotteau (Image: HPD)
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Honolulu police Maj. Janet Crotteau is expected to be promoted to the position of assistant chief, sources say.  

Crotteau is currently a major in the legislative liaison office, which reviews bills and resolutions that affect the department.

Police Maj. Ryan Borges was originally selected for the position earlier this year, but withdrew his name the day after a Hawaii News Now story revealed Borges' controversial past and his solicitation of support from community leaders.

Borges has a history that includes domestic violence, harassment, and intimidation.

Victims advocates expressed concern that he would be moved to such a high position. In response, Borges sent out a letter with religious undertones asking that supporters write to HPD Chief Louis Kealoha. In the letter, he said he was under 'spiritual attack' by those who were against his promotion.

Onlookers said the letter violated internal policy by soliciting support for personal gain.  

The process to find another assistant chief started over and, sources say, Crotteau appears to be the top pick for the job. 

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