A City Council committee Tuesday voted to hire three separate private law firms to fight a lawsuit by the chief of police and his prosecutor wife.
After numerous ethics investigations, Louis and Katherine Kealoha sued the city Ethics Commission, saying they were victims of retaliation and racial discrimination.
The private law firms are needed to defend the commission, its former director and investigator because city lawyers already represent the chief in other lawsuits.
Exactly how much this will cost taxpayers won't be known until the case has ended.
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