Police Chief Susan Ballard is on a business trip and issued the following statement regarding the guilty verdict:

"The damage caused by this small group of individuals hurt both the community and the department. But the men and women of the HPD have been working hard this past year and a half to restore HPD’s reputation and the public’s trust.  We are moving forward and are committed to making sure that Honolulu continues to be one of the safest cities in the nation."