Olivia Diaz

Washington, D.C.

Education: University of Richmond, BA in journalism and international studies

Olivia Diaz is an American University graduate fellow covering criminal justice in Fairfax County. She comes to The Post after reporting on crime and breaking news for The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina.
Latest from Olivia Diaz

Man found near Obama’s D.C. home detained pending trial

Taylor Taranto, a defendant in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, was in Obama's neighborhood hours after former president Donald Trump shared the address on social media.

July 12, 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

Two French bulldogs taken at gunpoint in D.C. returned to family

Police did not say how they found Uno, an 18-month-old male Frenchie and Cartier, a 5-month-old female pup, or whether an arrest had been made.

July 6, 2023

Fairfax police swap shotgun rounds for beanbags, part of national shift

The Fairfax County Police Department converted 630 shotguns to a “less-lethal” option, following cities like Tucson and Toronto.

June 23, 2023

Wheeler behind in Prince William County board chair primary

In Prince William County, Ann Wheeler was trailing her challenger Deshundra Jefferson in the Democratic primary for chair of the county's Board of Supervisors.

June 21, 2023

Suspect in Va. shooting, abductions found dead by suicide, police say

Police said Dana Paul Roman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a police chase.

June 12, 2023

He fought hard to get to graduation. He was killed after the ceremony.

Shawn Jackson, 18, and his stepfather, Renzo Smith, 36, were killed in a shooting outside Huguenot High School’s graduation, police said.

June 7, 2023

Two arrested in connection with double homicide in Fairfax County

The 17-year-old was charged with robbery resulting in death. One of the victims was a soccer player at Washington-Liberty High School, online records show.

May 31, 2023

Body-cam footage shows Fairfax officers shooting man in chaotic encounter

Police released footage showing the fatal shooting of Brandon Lemagne after he tried to grab an officer's gun and the two tussled in a moving vehicle.

May 25, 2023

4 charged with concealing body of woman found shot in car at Va. hospital

Brenda Ochoa Guerrero was found fatally shot in a vehicle in the parking lot of Mount Vernon Hospital.

May 25, 2023