Sunshine Memo 12-3
Closed Meeting of Board of Ethics
Requester asked for an investigation into whether
the Kauai Board of Ethics (Board) violated the Sunshine Law by holding
an executive session to investigate and hear allegations of ethical
violations by the Chief of Police.
OIP found that the Board properly held an executive
session because the Sunshine Law provides exceptions to its open
meeting requirements when the board considers charges against an
officer or employee and also when the board consults with its attorney.
HRS § 92-5(a)(2) and (4) (Supp. 2010).