The Honolulu Police Department’s chief of police resigned in March after the department said it was losing $1.5 million a year in revenue.
The department has faced criticism for the loss.
Police Chief Eddie Johnson has said he’s been working to improve the department.
He says he was forced out by his own department, but many in the department say the resignation was due to his support of the Black Lives Matter movement and his support for President Donald Trump.
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The Honolulu police department has a population of just over 5,000 people.
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Police Chief Eddie Wilson has defended the department, saying his decision to resign was made to save money.
Wilson is currently on paid administrative leave.
He said in a statement to the media that he will continue to lead the department despite the resignation.