January 22, 2007
Two Appointed to Police
The chairman of the Democratic Party of Hawai'i and the
co-chairwoman of Mayor Mufi Hannemann's transition
committee have been appointed to the Honolulu Police
Mike McCartney was the chief executive officer of PBS
Hawaii prior to his role with the Democratic Party. He
joins Christine H.H. Camp Friedman, president and CEO of
The Avalon Group and co-chair of Hannemann's transition
committee, as replacements for Paul Leong and Carol
Leong and Takahashi, both appointed by former Mayor
Jeremy Harris, were the last of Harris' appointees on
Leong's five-year term was up and Takahashi decided to
step down a year early. Neither could be reached for
"I feel honored. He (Hannemann) wanted someone who had
the good intentions of the community at heart and
wouldn't have any conflicts," Friedman said. "I want to
take it very seriously and I'm looking forward to it. We
have a very strong and capable chief."
Friedman said she is interested in taking a look at
"For me, it's an honor, and if I am confirmed it will be
an honor to serve on the commission," McCartney said.
"It's probably one of the toughest jobs in the
community, to serve as a Honolulu police officer, and
they provide a vital service.
"This is a way that I hope I can use some of my prior
experience to do a good job on the commission."
Both will appear before the Honolulu City Council on
Wednesday for the first of two hearings to confirm their
Before founding The Avalon Group, Friedman was vice
president of development at A&B Properties Inc., a
subsidiary of Alexander & Baldwin Inc., in charge of the
company's real estate development and investment
acquisition activities, according to the Avalon Web
She also was senior project coordinator of planning and
engineering at Castle & Cooke Properties Inc., where she
handled site acquisition and development of non-company
owned properties, inclusive of the Waikele and Wailuna
Other members are Charlian Wright, Benjamin Saguibo,
Mark Hunsaker, Keith Amemiya and Boyd Andrade.
The Honolulu Police Commission was founded in 1932 and
is made up of seven individuals appointed by the mayor
and confirmed by the City Council.
All members serve staggered terms of five years,
volunteering their services and receiving no
compensation. The commission elects its own chair and
vice chair each year from among its members.
The Police Commission has the following mandated
Appoints and may remove the chief of police.
Reviews rules and regulations for the
administration of the Honolulu Police Department.
Reviews the annual budget prepared by the chief
of police and makes recommendations to the mayor.
Receives, considers and investigates charges
brought by the public against the conduct of the
department or any of its members and submits a
written report of its findings to the chief of
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January 5, 2007
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