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Terri Langford

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/2014

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.

Suspect Killed In HPD’s Third Fatal Standoff In Two Months Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Suspect Killed In HPD’s Third Fatal Standoff In Two Months

Officers were trying to serve a protective order in Nanakuli on a convicted felon armed with a shotgun.

HPD Hopes Body Cameras Will Reduce Confrontations — And Lawsuits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Hopes Body Cameras Will Reduce Confrontations — And Lawsuits

At a cost of $3.5 million, Honolulu will equip all its officers with body cameras during the next year — following a step taken by many large urban departments.

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.