Right to counsel - police officer sued civilly

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Under Haw. Rev. Stat. § 52D-8, "[w]henever a police officer is prosecuted for a crime or sued in a civil action for acts done in the performance of the officer's duty as a police officer, the police officer shall be represented and defended... [i]n civil cases by the corporation counsel or county attorney of the county in which the police officer is serving." 

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