Keith L. Alexander

Crime reporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Keith

  • Apr 18, 2014

The misdemeanor assault trial for Christopher Hollosy began with alleged victim’s testimony

  • Apr 17, 2014

The pair, known in Chinatown, tried to pay public officials in order to get licenses for a new taxicab company.

  • Apr 16, 2014

The U.S. Attorney’s office on Thursday celebrated the bravery of victims, witnesses and officers.

  • Apr 10, 2014

Position on bench, which he has held for 30 years, will be highly coveted by Washington lawyers, magistrates.

  • Apr 8, 2014

Defense attorneys also asked judge to dismiss case that stems from October fight

  • Apr 7, 2014

A motions hearing on the assault charge faced by the R&B singer is set for Monday in D.C. court.

  • Apr 6, 2014

The 76-year-old D.C. man is charged with intentionally starting a fire to his home that killed his wife in February.

  • Apr 4, 2014

A shackled Brown was escorted by U.S. Marshals onto a plane Thursday morning, bound for Washington.

  • Apr 3, 2014

Lucille Proctor, 80, died in a house fire that authorities say her husband set. He has denied starting the blaze.

  • Apr 2, 2014

The R&B singer is set for an April 17 trial on an assault charge in D.C. Superior Court.

  • Mar 27, 2014

Trial leads to conviction of four men for two murders, including one in the busy U Street corridor.

  • Mar 26, 2014

Makeshift shelters probably violate city law entitling homeless families to private rooms.

  • Mar 24, 2014

A judge will decide whether the city can use recreation centers as shelters on frigid nights.

  • Mar 21, 2014

The R&B singer is accused of misdemeanor assault after an altercation with a fan.

  • Mar 21, 2014

Prosecutors offered Corey D. Stoddard, 35, a plea of one count of involuntary manslaughter.

  • Mar 21, 2014

Families have argued that a makeshift city shelter does not provide adequate housing.

  • Mar 20, 2014

Barrington Bennett, 36, found guilty on counts of first-degree sex abuse, kidnapping and armed robbery.

  • Mar 14, 2014

The organization had to find a new home after losing its previous lease.

  • Mar 14, 2014

Sosefina Amoa, who had been studying to become a nun, could go to prison for 10 years.

  • Feb 28, 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.