Welcome

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…

News

Prostitution

Prosecution of Sex Trafficking in Honolulu

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

Why the prosecutor’s office opposes SB265

A lot of misinformation has been circulated in the community and media about the prosecutor’s office’s position on SB265, the so-called sex trafficking bill. The attached letter explains our office’s opposition to the bill and why, together with the Attorney…

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