Peter Hermann

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering crime, specifically the D.C. police department

Education: Marquette University, BA in journalism, communications

Peter Hermann has covered D.C. police and fire since the summer of 2012 for The Washington Post. He previously worked for the Baltimore Sun for 22 years, covering a Baltimore suburb and then the Baltimore Police Department. He wrote about crime as a columnist and served as an editor overseeing crime coverage. He also served as the Sun's Jerusalem bureau chief, covering the Middle East, including Israel, Egypt and Lebanon. He went to Iraq twice to cover the war. He now covers daily cops and crime, at times returning to Baltimore to report on crime and law enforcement.
Latest from Peter Hermann

Vehicle fleeing Secret Service kills pedestrian near White House, officials say

Police said a 75-year-old man from Philadelphia died, and a 13-year-old girl was wounded.

July 12, 2023

Police arrest man in killing of Ky. teacher on Catholic University campus

Maxwell Emerson, a Kentucky teacher, was shot July 5 on the campus of Catholic University in D.C. during what his family says was a random robbery.

July 11, 2023

D.C. Council passes emergency public safety legislation

The council voted in favor of the measure 12-1, though its chairman suggested the mayor needed to do more herself to combat rising crime.

July 11, 2023

Suspect charged with killing 2 marijuana delivery drivers in D.C.

Corde Fitzhugh-Clingman, 22, of Hyattsville, Md., was charged with two counts of first-degree murder while armed in the killings.

July 11, 2023

D.C. mayor tries to shore up support for crime bill ahead of vote

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser urged lawmakers to pass emergency legislation that would stiffen some criminal laws, a day ahead of a scheduled vote.

July 10, 2023

10 killings in 5 days in D.C. leave an international trail of grief

Among those slain so far in July: an Afghan refugee driving for Lyft, a Kentucky social studies teacher and a Montgomery County community college student.

July 6, 2023

A deadly July Fourth in D.C., three years after city leaders vowed change

When an 11-year-old boy was shot and killed in D.C. on July 4, 2020, city leaders said the moment would be a turning point. The violence hasn't stopped.

July 5, 2023

Cocaine found in White House near where guests enter West Wing

Cocaine was found on the ground floor of the White House, near where visitors taking tours of the West Wing leave their cellphones.

July 5, 2023

Five men killed in separate shootings in D.C., police say

Four were shot and killed on July 4, and police say a 5th homicide occurred Wednesday morning on campus of Catholic University

July 5, 2023

Secret Service investigating suspected cocaine found in White House

A preliminary field test indicated a white powder found inside the White House was cocaine. Authorities sent the sample to a lab for further testing.

July 4, 2023