Kealoha verdicts highlight need for ethical leaders in law enforcement

  • Former Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha, right, and his wife, former deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, walk out of federal court on Tuesday in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, file)

HONOLULU — The felony convictions of the retired police chief, his once high-ranking prosecutor wife and two officers picked by the chief for a secretive squad he supervised exposed gaps in the oversight of the law enforcement system but mostly are a reflection of dishonest individuals holding positions of power, according to attorneys, former judges and others.