Criminal Law

A Judge Dismisses a Case Against Police Officers for the Death of a 16-year-old

The three Honolulu police officers who faced various murder charges over the killing of a 16-year-old boy will not stand trial after a judge ruled Wednesday that there was no probable cause to proceed with the case.

Iremamber Sykap was shot eight times through the rear window of a white Honda that police suspected had been stolen and used in a series of crimes, according to the Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. He was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital following the April 5 shooting. The teen’s brother, Mark Sykap, was struck by two bullets and survived.
Officer Geoffrey Thom was charged with second-degree murder for allegedly firing the shots that killed Sykap “without provocation.” And officers Zackary Ah Nee and Christopher Fredeluces faced second-degree attempted murder charges.

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