Civil Beat Staff

Terri Langford

Terri Langford is a reporter covering criminal justice for Civil Beat.

She is a veteran investigative reporter who has covered a wide range of topics, from health care fraud and child protective services to courts and police issues. She comes to Hawaii from Texas where she worked for The Dallas Morning News, the Houston Chronicle and the Texas Tribune. She has also worked for WNYC and the Associated Press.

Terri is a former military brat, who spent her childhood in California, Texas, Virginia, Maryland, North and South Carolina and England. She holds a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin.

Please send story ideas to her at tlangford@civilbeat.org.

Honolulu Rolls Out Ankle Bracelet To Monitor Drunken Drivers Terri Langford/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rolls Out Ankle Bracelet To Monitor Drunken Drivers

Repeat drunken drivers in Honolulu can soon be made to wear a SCRAM CAM anklet that detects alcohol consumption through a wearer’s sweat and notifies the courts.

HPD Chief: Police Not At Fault In Closing Of Domestic Violence Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Chief: Police Not At Fault In Closing Of Domestic Violence Program

The Domestic Violence Action Center denied Chief Susan Ballard’s contention that their partnership failed because the center couldn’t meet promised quotas.

Victim Advocates Withdraw From Partnership with Honolulu Police PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Victim Advocates Withdraw From Partnership with Honolulu Police

The Domestic Violence Action Center will return $400,000 in grants because HPD didn’t use its services when responding to domestic violence calls.

Police Commission: Why Is It So Hard To Get A Permit To Carry A Gun In This City? Marina Riker/Civil Beat

Police Commission: Why Is It So Hard To Get A Permit To Carry A Gun In This City?

In the wake of a federal court decision challenging Hawaii’s restrictive gun laws, the commission wants a deeper look at HPD’s process for denying gun carry applications.

Kealohas’ Bank Fraud Trial Moved To June Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealohas’ Bank Fraud Trial Moved To June

A federal magistrate granted a request to postpone the trial because an undisclosed medical condition would hamper Katherine Kealoha’s ability to participate in her defense.

Kealohas’ Bank Fraud Trial Delayed Until 2019 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealohas’ Bank Fraud Trial Delayed Until 2019

The federal magistrate scolded the prosecutor for claiming Katherine Kealoha had a history of “feigning serious illness.”

Gun Crimes Are Rising In Hawaii, But Still Below Historic Levels Marina Riker/Civil Beat

Gun Crimes Are Rising In Hawaii, But Still Below Historic Levels

Violent crimes involving firearms have risen 24 percent in the last four years. Many of the guns, prosecutors say, were stolen.

 

Magistrate To Rule On Katherine Kealoha’s Request For A Trial Delay Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Magistrate To Rule On Katherine Kealoha’s Request For A Trial Delay

Federal prosecutors claim the former deputy city prosecutor is faking an illness.

HPD Body Cam Video Shows Fatal Shooting At State Capitol

HPD Body Cam Video Shows Fatal Shooting At State Capitol

The video was shot with new body-mounted cameras recently put into service by the Honolulu Police Department.

Man Shot By HPD Told Several Times to Drop His Knife, Police Recording Reveals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Man Shot By HPD Told Several Times to Drop His Knife, Police Recording Reveals

No video images were captured of the shooting  because an HPD officer accidentally covered the lens of the camera in the pistol grip of his stun gun.

Experts: Lack Of Mental Health Treatment Among The Culprits In Police Shootings Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Experts: Lack Of Mental Health Treatment Among The Culprits In Police Shootings

Six armed suspects have been shot and killed by Honolulu police in recent weeks. Four appear to have suffered from mental health problems.

Hawaii’s Bail System Keeps Poor People In Jail Longer — So Where’s The Fix? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Bail System Keeps Poor People In Jail Longer — So Where’s The Fix?

A state task force’s recommendations to the Legislature on pretrial procedures won’t contain any “big surprises,” despite calls for reform.