HONOLULU - A legal analyst says he will not be intimidated by Louis Kealoha's lawyer. An attorney for the former police chief asked the UH law school to silence the analyst or fire him.

Kenneth Lawson is a UH law school instructor and a regular commentator on legal cases. He has provided public comment on the Kealoha case before, in which Louis Kealoha, his wife, and other Honolulu police officers are going to trial for federal conspiracy and public corruption.

Honolulu criminal defense attorney Rustam Barbee sent a letter to the dean of the William S. Richardson Law School on March 25, which KITV4 obtained, asking him to keep Lawson from talking to the media on any more cases, including the Kealoha cases.

"I'm not gong to be bullied by phone who've shown a pattern of bullying when they don't like what other people say," Lawson says, adding that he will keep talking to media, and that the dean supports him. "I won't shut up. This case is a teaching moment for everyone on the island."

Lawson has his own allegations for Barbee's client: that the Kealohas have tried to silence and intimidate others who have spoken out against them. "They went after the ethics commissioner because he was investigating the mailbox theft in 2013, they went after a police commissioner," he lists.

Barbee's six-page letter says Professor Lawson disregards the "presumption of innocence held by pretrial defendants" which disrespects the "fundamental principles of the due process of the law." It goes on to list a number of articles in which Lawson gave an opinion. 

"I never said people were guilty. It's not in there. He's being used by bullies trying to silence me," Lawson shot back on Saturday. 

The letter concludes by asking for Lawson and any other law school professors to refrain from giving public comment. "If Professor Lawson cannot refrain from publically attacking pretrial defendants, he should be fired...", requests Barbee.

We asked Lawson if he thinks he should be fired. He responded emphatically, "For doing what? My job? No. I refuse to be intimidated."

KITV4 has also asked the William S. Richardson Law School for comment, but has not heard back yet.