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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Hawaii

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Statement of United States Attorney Kenji M. Price

HONOLULU, Hawaii – As authorities address questions about the assault on democracy that occurred last week and hold certain individuals accountable for their egregious behavior, we must also do the preparations necessary to ensure the safety of our communities during the presidential inauguration.

The people of Hawaii should rest assured that the federal law enforcement community will use its resources to prevent harm to our government infrastructure, elected officials, and, most importantly, the people in our communities. Notably, the FBI has established response protocols to address any threats to the safety and security of our communities in connection with the transition of leadership in our country. My office will work hand in glove with the FBI, and any other appropriate law enforcement entity, to ensure that we investigate and bring appropriate charges against anyone who violates federal law in connection with the presidential inauguration. Those who choose to jeopardize the peaceful transition of power, or otherwise unlawfully wreak havoc in our communities, should know that my office will do our part to ensure that they are unsuccessful and that we create a path for them to spend time in federal prison.

Only as a community can we successfully prevent senseless attacks on our democracy. If you have information about any individual or individuals who you believe plan to violate the law, please call 911 or contact FBI Honolulu at (808) 566-4300 or https://tips.fbi.gov.

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Judy Philips Judy.Philips@usdoj.gov
Updated January 13, 2021