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Terri Langford

Terri Langford 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.

Honolulu Is Short On Cops — And Seattle Is Poaching Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Is Short On Cops — And Seattle Is Poaching

Mainland police departments are making it easy for rookie and veteran officers to relocate. With 246 vacancies, the HPD may start doing the same.

Impeachment Waits While City Considers Paying Kaneshiro’s Legal Fees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Impeachment Waits While City Considers Paying Kaneshiro’s Legal Fees

A judge puts the case on hold to give the City Council time to decide if taxpayers must provide the prosecuting attorney with a lawyer.

Police Chief: Sharing Information With Kaneshiro Not In City’s ‘Best Interest’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Chief: Sharing Information With Kaneshiro Not In City’s ‘Best Interest’

UPDATED: Mayor’s office is “seriously considering” Susan Ballard’s request that the prosecuting attorney be excluded from public safety meetings because of reports he’s under investigation.

Petition Filed With Court To Impeach Prosecutor Kaneshiro Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Petition Filed With Court To Impeach Prosecutor Kaneshiro

A total of 864 signatures were submitted, and at least 500 must be verified before the process can move forward.

Drive to Impeach Honolulu Prosecutor Will Test City’s Vague Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Drive to Impeach Honolulu Prosecutor Will Test City’s Vague Law

Keith Kaneshiro said Monday he had no plans to step aside after reportedly receiving a target letter from federal investigators.

Civil Beat Law Center Files To Unseal Secret Kealoha Court Documents Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Law Center Files To Unseal Secret Kealoha Court Documents

Even if the documents refer to Katherine Kealoha’s medical condition, other information should be made public, the center says.

Honolulu’s Chief Deputy Prosecutor Taking Leave Amid Federal Corruption Probe Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney's Office

Honolulu’s Chief Deputy Prosecutor Taking Leave Amid Federal Corruption Probe

Chasid Sapolu was identified as a “subject” last week in the widening investigation into local law enforcement.

State Hospital Employees Won’t Be Disciplined For Patient’s Escape AP

State Hospital Employees Won’t Be Disciplined For Patient’s Escape

Attorney General Russell Suzuki said no employee aided Randall Saito in the killer’s 2017 escape, but that hospital security was lax.

Federal Investigators Are Digging Deeper Into Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Federal Investigators Are Digging Deeper Into Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office

The Justice Department inquiry into Honolulu police corruption has lasted four years and resulted in numerous indictments. But Keith Kaneshiro isn’t talking.

HPD Program For Domestic Violence Victims Stalls Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

HPD Program For Domestic Violence Victims Stalls

Two years after advocates convinced Honolulu police officers to implement a threat assessment form for victims, its use has dropped by half.

A Plan To Keep Homeless Offenders Out Of Jail In Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Plan To Keep Homeless Offenders Out Of Jail In Honolulu

Police and the prosecuting attorney’s office are still deciding what nonviolent crimes qualify the homeless to participate in a diversion program.

HPD Wants Inflatable Tents In City Parks For Temporary Use By The Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Wants Inflatable Tents In City Parks For Temporary Use By The Homeless

Police have a $3 million plan to create “lift zones” in Honolulu parks, where the homeless can sleep in inflatable tents and receive services when shelters fill up.