Judge Recalls Arrest Warrant After Man Responds in Hawaiian Instead of English

On Thursday morning, Maui District Court Judge Blaine Kobayashi issued an order recalling the bench warrant in State v. Samuel Kaleikoa Kaeo, case number 2DCW-17-0002038.

Therefore, Mr. Kaeo is not subject to arrest. In addition, a hearing has been scheduled regarding the use of a Hawaiian language interpreter.

The Judiciary says it will be reviewing its policies regarding the provision of Hawaiian language interpreters.

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