Keith L. Alexander

Crime reporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Keith

D.C. council member’s son Christopher Barry, 34, has been arrested four times since early May.

  • Jul 31, 2014

The man told police he was sprayed with a household cleaner and had his belonging strewn over street.

  • Jul 31, 2014

Prosecutors said there was “insufficient evidence” to pursue case against Calvin Willis, 52.

  • Jul 30, 2014

Users can chat with and ask questions of court employees about their cases.

  • Jul 29, 2014

Probation officer, public defender disagree on option for 14 year old. .

  • Jul 25, 2014

The former player is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend at an Adams Morgan diner.

  • Jul 24, 2014

He spent 26 years in prison. The wrongful conviction is the latest in D.C. tied to FBI lab errors.

  • Jul 21, 2014

Hours before the relaxed D.C. law took effect, a few residents received jail stays and criminal citations.

  • Jul 17, 2014

Rasdavid Lagarde, 26, will go on trial Nov. 10 in connection with the killing of a Howard University student.

  • Jul 12, 2014

Prosecutors say David Wilson planned a robbery that led to Howard Venable’s stabbing in his apartment.

  • Jul 11, 2014

Between 2004 and 2006, the man repeatedly assaulted a girl who sang in the church choir he directed.

  • Jul 11, 2014

No one was injured in the burglary by a man who posed as a cable TV employee.

  • Jul 11, 2014

Joshua Morgan entered into a diversion program in an agreement with District prosecutors.

  • Jul 8, 2014

A D.C. photo exhibit puts the focus on those who must do without as the result of a loved one’s crimes.

  • Jul 6, 2014

The drive-by shooting was sparked by an argument between rival gangs, authorities said.

  • Jul 3, 2014

The D.C.-based anti-violence youth group misused city grant money to buy 2 SUVs, a judge rules.

  • Jul 1, 2014

Prosecutors drop charges against man who followed motorcade, triggering lockdown.

  • Jul 1, 2014

Joshua Mebane, who is also charged with murder in a second case, wants to go to trial, his lawyer says.

  • Jun 26, 2014

A man and two teens are charged in connection with death of a man who police say was targeted for his laptop.

  • Jun 26, 2014

Fourth annual event is effort to combat crime and violence in Washington.

  • Jun 26, 2014
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About Keith

Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases for The Washington Post. Alexander has covered dozens of crime stories from Banita Jacks, the Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, to the murder trial of intern Chandra Levy.

Prior to covering crime, Alexander covered the airline industry and business travel for the Post’s financial section where he also wrote a weekly column called, Business Class. Alexander was a contributor to the 2007 Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of the Virginia Tech campus shootings as well as a contributor to the Post’s 2006 series and subsequent book, Being a Black Man. He has appeared on numerous national and local TV and radio news programs including the Today Show, MSNBC News, CBS Morning News, NBC News with Brian Williams, ESPN News, PBS’s McNeil/Lehrer and BET News.

Prior to joining the Post in early 2001, the award-winning writer also wrote for USA Today, BusinessWeek magazine and the Dayton Daily News.