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.

Judge: Officer in Kealoha Civil Case Entitled to City-Funded Attorney Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge: Officer in Kealoha Civil Case Entitled to City-Funded Attorney

The court ruled the city must pay for the defense of HPD officer Ming-Hung Nguyen because he was sued for actions “done in performance of duty.”

Search For Other Beneficiaries to Hawaiian Heiress’ Trust Will Continue Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Search For Other Beneficiaries to Hawaiian Heiress’ Trust Will Continue

A judge delayed deciding whether to include a new board of directors for Abigail Kawananakoa’s charity in the battle for control of her $215 million trust.

Hawaiian Heiress’s Charity Board Heads to Court In $215 Million Trust Case AP

Hawaiian Heiress’s Charity Board Heads to Court In $215 Million Trust Case

A new board of directors for Princess Abigail Kawananakoa’s charity wants to be included in ongoing battle for control of her trust.

Appeals Court Says Honolulu Police Used Excessive Force in 2015 Death Honolulu Police Department

Appeals Court Says Honolulu Police Used Excessive Force in 2015 Death

The 9th Circuit Court sided with a lower court, clearing the way for a lawsuit against HPD by the family of Sheldon Haleck.

Civil Beat Wins Right To Intervene In HPD Arbitration Case Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Wins Right To Intervene In HPD Arbitration Case

The news outlet has been seeking the report that gave Sgt. Darren Cachola his job back.