Keith L. Alexander

Washington, D.C.

Covers crime and courts, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases

Education: Howard University, journalism major

Keith L. Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases, for The Washington Post. Alexander has covered dozens of crime stories, including that of Banita Jacks, a Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, and the murder trial in the death of slain federal intern Chandra Levy. In 2016, Alexander was part of the team of Washington Post reporters who won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for a year-long investigation into fatal police shootings called "Fatal Force." Before covering crime, Alexander covered the airline industry and business travel for The P
Latest from Keith L. Alexander

Ky. teacher killed during possible robbery at Catholic University, records say

Court records revealed new details about the killing of Maxwell Emerson, outlining the extended encounter he had with his attacker.

July 12, 2023

Jury finds D.C. police officer guilty of sexually assaulting child

Charles Johnson II faces the possibility of life in prison after being convicted of 13 crimes.

July 11, 2023

D.C. Court of Appeals committee recommends Rudy Giuliani be disbarred

The committee found Giuliani’s challenges to the 2020 election results were “utterly false.” The D.C. Court of Appeals will ultimately make a final decision.

July 8, 2023

Judge orders D.C. man to remain jailed until trial in fatal Metro shooting

Detectives suspect that Keith N. Williams shot Brendan Ofori during a robbery attempt, according to testimony in court.

July 6, 2023

Longtime Metro bus driver killed in carjacking rampage

The series of armed carjackings that began in Prince George’s County on Sunday and led to a police chase into D.C.

July 3, 2023

Proud Boys to pay church $1 million for destroyed ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign

D.C. judge ruled members of the Proud Boys vandalized “Black Lives Matter" sign displayed on front lawn of a historic, Black church in 2020.

June 30, 2023

District man sentenced to 16 years in prison for fentanyl distribution

A judge sentenced Andrew Cooper to 16 years after Cooper pleaded guilty to distributing fentanyl to local residents, including to a man who died from the drug.

June 24, 2023

D.C. man convicted of murdering Unique Harris, who vanished without a trace

Prosecutors said Isaac Moye killed the woman in her apartment while her children slept, then spirited away her still-missing body.

June 23, 2023

D.C. police offer $1,000 rewards for illegal gun possession tips

In an effort to slow gun violence, D.C. officials are offering rewards for information leading to an arrest for illegal gun possession.

June 23, 2023

Retired D.C. lieutenant pleads guilty in fatal shooting of library officer

Retired D.C. lieutenant Jesse Porter faces a maximum of 30 years in prison in the August fatal shooting of Maurica Manyan during a security training exercise.

June 16, 2023