Half-brother of former Police Chief Louis Kealoha arrested for alleged abuse

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — A Honolulu Police Department lieutenant and half-brother of former Police Chief Louis Kealoha has been arrested for the alleged abuse against Kealoha.

That’s according to sources.

Sources say that 46-year-old Andre Peters and Kealoha got into an argument that escalated. Peters was off-duty at the time of the incident.

Records show that Peters was arrested at 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, February 23, at Summer Street in Hawaii Kai. In these types of situations, the Police Union President says that officers would probably be on restrictive duty during an investigation.

We’re told that the union does not get involved until the case is done and that’s if there is a case.

“We have to see if, first of all, the criminal case goes forward and the officer is deemed guilty. Then anything involved with that, we pretty much stay out of it because especially when it comes to domestic violence. Sometimes they may not be able to carry a gun if convicted. It depends how bad,” said Malcolm Lutu of the State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers.

Peters is a 24-year veteran of HPD and is assigned to the traffic division. He has been charged for abuse and posted a $1000 bail.

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