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

Antiabortion activist who kept fetuses convicted of blocking clinic

Lauren Handy and four others were found guilty of violating a federal law that prohibits threats to and obstruction of a person seeking reproductive health care.

August 29, 2023

Teen killed outside McDonald’s in sweet-and-sour sauce dispute, police say

Even as Washington D.C. has unrolled initiatives to combat youth violence, it has continued to climb.

August 28, 2023

Three-year prison term for ex-D.C. lieutenant who fatally shot library officer

Jesse Porter was sentenced to three years in prison for the Aug. 4, 2022, fatal shooting of D.C. library police officer Maurica Manyan during a training exercise.

August 25, 2023

Woman climbed through clinic window to dodge antiabortion protesters

Witnesses and employees testified at the trial of five antiabortion protesters charged with blocking access to a Northwest Washington clinic.

August 16, 2023

Man accused of stealing ambulance from crash scene was wanted in other cases

Authorities tallied more than a dozen crashes from a pursuit that ended in D.C.

August 14, 2023

New video shows stabbing of Rand Paul staffer in D.C.

Federal prosecutors released security video that they say captured the random, March 25 knife attack on the staffer in Northeast D.C.

August 8, 2023

Board recommends 60-day suspension for prosecutor on Chandra Levy case

The D.C. Court of Appeals Board on Professional Responsibility determined a former federal prosecutor withheld “crucial” evidence.

August 2, 2023

Teen charged in fatal shooting took part in crime rampage, detective says

Prosecutors said within 2-hour span, a group carjacked two victims, robbed a third and fatally shot Rafael Adolfo Gomez.

August 1, 2023

Dying D.C. man named his shooter as ‘Papi,’ the man sleeping with his wife

As he lay mortally wounded, Dana Bailey said he was shot by ‘Papi.’ Investigators allege it was the nickname of the man with whom she was having an affair.

August 1, 2023

Man charged in killing of 6-year-old girl dies in D.C. jail, officials say

Marktwan Hargraves was awaiting trial in the fatal shooting of 6-year-old Nyiah Courtney.

July 20, 2023