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Ambrose Attorney Responds To Arakawa

Says Former Officer Should Admit Guilt

UPDATED: 8:48 p.m. HST November 30, 2000

UPDATED: 8:48 p.m. HST November 30, 2000 The attorney for the family of the late Dana Ambrose told KITV4 News Thursday that he wishes former Honolulu police officer Clyde Arakawa would take responsibility for killing the 19-year-old woman in a car crash.

“I wish he would just tell us the truth,” attorney Rick Fried said. “He ran the light, he should admit up to it.”

Clyde Arakawa

The Ambrose family is suing Arakawa, claiming the former officer ran a red light at the intersection of Pali Highway and School Street. Arakawa’s Ford Thunderbird broadsided Ambrose’s Honda Civic the night of Oct. 7.

But in an exclusive interview with KITV4 News reporter Cedric Yamanaka, Arakawa claimed he had the green light. Arakawa also claimed he was not drunk when the collision took place.