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TMT protesters seek probe of alleged police misconduct

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Pu‘uhonua o Pu‘uhuluhulu Maunakea, leaders of the protests on Mauna Kea, are calling for a federal investigation into the state’s enforcement of Thirty Meter Telescope opponents and asking for the removal of a Hawaii County police officer who they said spread misinformation. Protesters released a video statement Tuesday alleging that the state is using enforcement tactics that “harass, intimidate and vilify Mauna Kea protectors.” They provided a list of so-called “questionable” law enforcement actions, including the use of sobriety checkpoints, more vehicles parked in and around the blockade, and complaints of high beams and a low-flying helicopter over the kupuna...
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