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…


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…


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Men’s March Against Domestic Violence

Men and women from the office were proud to participate in today’s Men’s March Against Violence. Beginning at the State Capitol and ending at Honolulu Hale, representatives from schools and various organizations walked along the streets of downtown Honolulu to bring awareness to domestic violence.

Manslaughter Verdict in Beating Death

A Circuit Court jury today found Michael Limjuco Abella guilty of manslaughter in the 2014 beating death of Shelton Higa.

Kailua Drug Dealer Convicted

A Circuit Court jury found Sidney Presnall guilty of methamphetamine trafficking.


Pimp Faces 10-Year Sentence

The Department of the Prosecuting Attorney’s ongoing efforts to target sex traffickers has resulted in a 10-year prison sentence for a pimp.

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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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