Officer's death prompts new legislation

Published On: Jul 25 2012 05:01:50 PM HST
Chad Morimoto


Honolulu police officer killed on motorcycle crash.


New legislation will be introduced after the fatal training crash of a Honolulu police officer.

Solo motorcycle Officer Chad Morimoto died Monday after he crashed his motorcycle near Mililani District Park while training for a special escort detail.

Witnesses said officers were speeding along Lanikuhana Avenue, going as fast at 80 mph.

State Sen. Will Espero announced Wednesday that he plans to introduce a bill next session to ban high-speed training in residential neighborhoods.

He said that while he understands the need for training, it should not be done in areas where there are families and children.


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