(AP) — A judge began hearing from witnesses to determine whether there is probable cause for murder and attempted murder charges against three Honolulu police officers in a shooting that killed a 16-year-old Micronesian boy. But before the hearing could start, the judge considered and denied defense attorneys’ dismissal motion and a motion to disqualify a prosecutor. Police shot and killed Iremamber Sykap in April. Authorities said he was driving a stolen car linked to a series of crimes and led officers on a chase. As the officers left the courthouse, a crowd of police supporters clapped and cheered for them.
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