Maria Cid Medina

Maria Cid Medina is an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist with a background in print. She resides and reports in the San Francisco Bay Area and has covered a wide range of stories from crime to corruption and housing issues.
Lawmakers Blast System That Released Kapolei Homicide Suspect Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Lawmakers Blast System That Released Kapolei Homicide Suspect

Some in the House have called for additional investigations into the case of Michael Armstrong, who is accused of murdering a woman shortly after he was released from jail.

Bill To Ban Male Jail Guards From Strip Searching Female Inmates Advances Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Bill To Ban Male Jail Guards From Strip Searching Female Inmates Advances

Senate Bill 2777 faces another hearing in the House Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs Committee on Wednesday.

Lawmakers Call For More Transparency Over Police Activities Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lawmakers Call For More Transparency Over Police Activities

Law enforcement could be forced to provide detailed reports on felony arrests, use of force incidents and traffic stops every year.

Lawmakers Weighing Tougher Criminal Penalties For Assaults Of Retail Workers Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat/2020

Lawmakers Weighing Tougher Criminal Penalties For Assaults Of Retail Workers

Employees say they are scared of some customer reactions while they enforce Covid-19 health requirements.

House Bill Would Give Public The Right To Record Police Activity Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

House Bill Would Give Public The Right To Record Police Activity

House Bill 1591 clarifies the public’s First Amendment right to film or photograph law enforcement.

Hawaii Lawmakers Look For ‘Compromise’ On Controversial Police Seizures Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Hawaii Lawmakers Look For ‘Compromise’ On Controversial Police Seizures

Where to store confiscated property and how much taxpayers may need to pay for law enforcement programs are some of the issues getting attention from lawmakers this session.