Emily Davies

Washington, D.C.

Local reporter

Education: Brown University, B.A.

Emily Davies is a reporter covering crime and criminal justice in Washington, D.C. She started at The Washington Post as an intern in June 2019.
Latest from Emily Davies

D.C. Council passed an emergency crime bill. Here’s what it would do.

The measure calls for more pretrial detention of adults and kids, and establishes new crimes.

July 12, 2023

D.C. police arrest Md. man in 2022 killing

Keyon Slaughter, 26, has been charged with first-degree murder while armed in the killing of Dana Bailey.

July 12, 2023

Teens buying ghost guns online, with deadly consequences

Dozens of teens have bought, built and shot ghost guns in recent years, and a federal attempt to regulate sales has faltered.

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

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

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

Woman stabbed, hurt Friday at Potomac Avenue Metro Station in D.C.

The incident occurred 'on or near' an escalator shortly before noon, according to Metro Transit Police.

June 30, 2023

Man arrested with guns near Obama’s house had been acting erratically

Taylor Taranto, 37, had 400 rounds of ammo and was detained Thursday on an arrest warrant related to the Jan. 6 attack at the Capitol.

June 30, 2023

Man, 36, killed Thursday evening in Southeast D.C., police say

Alonzo Marshall was fatally shot in the 2200 block of Savannah Street, SE.

June 30, 2023

Man sued for role in Jan. 6 riot arrested with weapons near Obama’s house

Taylor Taranto, 37, was detained on an arrest warrant. D.C. police said he has been charged as a fugitive from justice.

June 29, 2023