Honolulu Police Commission selects new chair ... and potentially a new direction

Honolulu Police Commission selects new chair ... and potentially a new direction
Loretta Sheehan (file) (Source: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - At a commission meeting Wednesday, Honolulu police commissioners ousted Chair Loretta Sheehan and selected a new leader.

In a 5-to-2 vote, the commission chose to remove the former federal prosecutor from the job she’s held for nearly two years.

Sheehan was outspoken about corruption in the federal prosecutor’s office, and was the only council member to vote against Louis Kealoha’s $250,000 retirement payoff while he was under investigation.

Shannon Alivado will now take over as the new chair.

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