Maui’s Police Department has a public trust problem. It’s been plagued with attrition, rocked by internal disputes, and faulted for its lack of transparency. New Maui Police Chief John Pelletier says he will fight to bring change.
“I wouldn’t want anyone to be in our shoes,” Pua said of her family’s life on the Kanaha strip. “It’s not easy, especially during storms with the rain and wind and the dust. I went blind while living down here.”