Department

The duty of the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney is to seek justice on behalf of the people of the City and County of Honolulu. The department comprises about 100 deputy prosecutors and about 170 support staff, including paralegals, victim-witness advocates,…

The Prosecutor

The Prosecuting Attorney for the City and County of Honolulu is Keith M. Kaneshiro. This is Kaneshiro’s second turn as city prosecutor. He was Honolulu’s second elected prosecutor and served two terms from 1988 to 1996. Kaneshiro succeeded the late…

Contact

The main entrance to the office is on Richards Street, across the barracks on the grounds of I‘olani Palace and just mauka of the Richards Street YWCA. The office is open for business from 7:45am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday, and is…

Prosecutor News Release

Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Stabbing and Kidnapping

Matthew Bright was sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of assault, sexual assault and kidnapping that took place in 2014.

Courthouse Dogs Have Their Day

House Bill 1668, which allows courts to permit the use of facility dogs in trials during testimony of vulnerable witnesses.

Prosecutor’s Office Awarded Department of Justice Grant to Implement Community Court

The Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office was one of 10 applicants nationwide announced today by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation, as a 2016 Community Court Grant Program winner.

Prosecution of Sex Trafficking in Honolulu

Prosecuting Attorney Keith M. Kaneshiro addresses how the office has tackled the issue of Sex Trafficking in Honolulu.

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