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Terri Langford

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.

Honolulu’s Secret Home Buyers Must Now Reveal Their Identities Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu’s Secret Home Buyers Must Now Reveal Their Identities

New federal rules aimed at cracking down on criminal activity require that shell companies paying all cash for homes report their owners.

Sex-Sting Vigilantes Are Trying to Bust ‘Predators’ In Hawaii Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Sex-Sting Vigilantes Are Trying to Bust ‘Predators’ In Hawaii

But concerns are being raised by police and others about the type of tactics used by groups like Hawaii Predator Hunters Facebook Group.

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.