In February of 2016, Merit, lead counsel for the Plaintiffs, settled a six-year lawsuit he had filed in 2010 in Federal District Court in Honolulu, Hawai’i, against the Honolulu Police Department, on behalf of three police officers (a male Black Sergeant, a male Mexican-American Patrol Officer and a female Caucasian Patrol Officer) for race and gender discrimination.

 

Dowkin, et al. v. City and County of Honolulu, et al.  1st Lawsuit (HPD – Doc. 796 Plaintiffs Amended Pretrial Statement)

Dowkin, et al. v. City and County of Honolulu, et al. (HPD – Doc. 796 Plaintiffs Amended Pretrial Statement)

Dowkin, et al. v. City and County of Honolulu, et al. 2nd Laswuit (HPD – Doc. 796 Plaintiffs Amended Pretrial Statement)

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February 19, 2016 – HONOLULU CIVIL BEAT

HPD Race Case Could Cost Honolulu Nearly $1 Million In Legal Fees
By Nick Grube

March 14, 2016 – HONOLULU CIVIL BEAT

High Public Cost Of Race Case Bolsters Calls For Police Reform
By Anita Hofschneider

March 16, 2016 – US NEWS and WORLD REPORT

Honolulu City Council members agreed to pay [millions] to settle a lawsuit that says the Honolulu police officers engaged in misconduct ranging from racial discrimination to cover-ups by top police officials
By Marina Starleaf Riker, Associated Press