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.

Armed Drug Suspect Is Fourth Person Fatally Shot By HPD Since June Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Armed Drug Suspect Is Fourth Person Fatally Shot By HPD Since June

Officers were serving a search warrant inside a residential high-rise apartment when the shooting occurred.

Why Aren’t There More Women Judges In Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Aren’t There More Women Judges In Hawaii?

Despite calls for more women to seek judgeships, their numbers lag in applications and appointments.

Katherine Kealoha Resigns From Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha Resigns From Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office

She and her husband, former Police Chief Louis Kealoha, face their first trial on bank fraud charges in November.

Judge Appoints New Trustee For Kawananakoa Fortune Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Appoints New Trustee For Kawananakoa Fortune

The judge ruled Abigail Kawananakoa can make simple decisions but not complex ones such as altering her 2001 trust.

Why Gov. Ige’s Plan For A New Oahu Jail May Be Premature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Gov. Ige’s Plan For A New Oahu Jail May Be Premature

Two state task forces are due to report to the Legislature soon on how to reduce inmate populations.

New $525 Million State Jail Slated For Halawa Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New $525 Million State Jail Slated For Halawa

The 100-year-old Oahu Community Correctional Center would be rebuilt where the state animal quarantine facility is now.

Trustee: Hawaii’s Royal Princess Needs A Legal Guardian Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trustee: Hawaii’s Royal Princess Needs A Legal Guardian

Her former lawyer questions whether the heiress’ current legal team is acting in her best interests in the fight over her $215 million trust.

Ige Relaxes Rabies Rules for Hawaii-Bound Pets Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Relaxes Rabies Rules for Hawaii-Bound Pets

Owners will be allowed to bring their dogs and cats to the islands 30 days after completing tests and vaccines, instead of 120 days.

Shorthanded Honolulu Police Department Tries To Speed Up Hiring Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Shorthanded Honolulu Police Department Tries To Speed Up Hiring

The HPD streamlines its application process and revamps recruitment messages to get more people to consider a career in law enforcement.

New Police Commissioner Could Bridge Divide With City’s Legal Team Dan Zelikman/Civil Beat

New Police Commissioner Could Bridge Divide With City’s Legal Team

UH General Counsel Carrie Okinaga, the latest appointee to the commission, was Honolulu’s corporation counsel from 2005 to 2011.

Federal Judge Blocks Third Trial Against Special Agent Christopher Deedy PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Federal Judge Blocks Third Trial Against Special Agent Christopher Deedy

UPDATED: The Honolulu prosecutor’s office plans to appeal the ruling and still seeks to prosecute the federal agent in the killing of a Kailua man in 2011.

Hawaii’s New Police Shootings Review Board Finally Has Its First Case Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s New Police Shootings Review Board Finally Has Its First Case

But it’s loaded with former police, prosecutors and judges, raising questions about whether it’s just a rubber stamp.

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