Puna councilman wants more cops for district

New council member Matt Kaneali'i-Kleinfelder receives lei Monday after the County of Hawaii County Council Inaugural Ceremony at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)

Hawaii Island police investigate an officer-involved shooting in 2016. (Tim Wright / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER, file)

HILO — A resolution urging the county administration to increase funding to add more police officers in Puna is expected to appear on the Hawaii County Council’s Public Safety Committee agenda on March 12 in Hilo.