Newly-elected chair of Honolulu Police Commission pledges to usher in change

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Police Commission has elected attorney Loretta Sheehan to lead the body.

Sheehan has at times vocally criticized the Honolulu Police Department and stepped into the role calling for more transparency.

And on Wednesday, she pledged that more changes are ahead.

"My idea is to usher in change in the culture of the commission," she told the board, after they voted her in as chairwoman.

Sheehan spent 24 years as a city and federal prosecutor, and is now in private practice at Davis Levin Livingston.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell appointed her to the body in June 2016.

At the time, Caldwell called her a breath of fresh air for the commission, which had also come under fire its handling of high-profile issues.

She replaces Max Sword, and she thanked him for his service Wednesday.

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