Ethics Board rules Kim violated law in Maunakea case

Bamboo poles make a roadblock at the Maunakea Access road in this July 20, 2019 photo. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

Former Mayor Harry Kim violated the county code against unfair treatment when he allowed protesters to close the Maunakea access road to some people but not others, the Board of Ethics said Wednesday in a unanimous vote.