Maui State Representative Kaniela Ing is introducing legislation that would make it illegal for any law enforcement officer to consume any amount of alcohol while in possession of a firearm. Ing will introduce the measure at the State Capitol Friday near the Queen Liliuokalani Statue.
HB1129 seeks to prohibit law enforcement officers from consuming any amount of alcohol while in the possession of a firearm. The proposed measure came as a result of a tragic incident, in which Christopher Deedy, a U.S. State Department special agent, in Hawaii to provide security for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, fatally shot Kollin Elderts in the Kuhio Avenue McDonald’s restaurant in the early morning of Nov. 5, 2011. He was off duty at the time.
BILL TO PROHIBIT LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FROM CONSUMING ALCOHOL WHILE IN POSESSION OF A FIREARM
Proposal to address concerns identified following the death of Kollin Elderts
WHO: Representative Kaniela Ing (Kihei, Wailea, Makena)
Justice for Kollin Elderts Coalition
WHAT: Press Conference
The measure was introduced by Rep. Kaniela Ing at the request of the Elderts family.
WHEN: Friday, February 13, 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hawaii State Capitol, Queen Liliuokalani Statue (Makai of Capitol Rotunda)