Rachel Weiner

Cops & courts reporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Rachel

D.C. police find no signs of foul play. Cause of death has yet to be determined, but hypothermia is being considered.

  • Apr 16, 2014

Akil Darnell Ings and the victim, Marcus Antonio Jones, were thought to be members of rival gangs.

  • Apr 11, 2014

An Arlington mother of 3 was killed in the February accident.

  • Apr 11, 2014

The pond is near a family home of a man officials called a “person of interest” in three shootings.

  • Apr 10, 2014

Darrell Bellard, 47, is charged in the 2010 fatal shootings of two women and two children in Prince George’s.

  • Apr 10, 2014

Man walked into a bank, pulled a gun and demanded money, Prince George’s police say.

  • Apr 8, 2014

A memorial is being planned for the 18 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

  • Apr 5, 2014

The state delegate says he lacks the necessary funds to compete in a crowded Democratic primary.

  • Apr 4, 2014

Sinisa Simic admitted to cocaine trafficking and other offenses.

  • Apr 2, 2014

Alexandria police want to question him in connection with three high-profile murders.

  • Apr 2, 2014

Severance, a “person of interest” in three Alexandria slayings, is jailed in West Virginia on an unrelated charge.

  • Mar 28, 2014

Recommendations on Virginia’s emergency psychiatric care went unheeded for nearly two years.

  • Mar 27, 2014

A man who is not a student has been charged in connection with the incident, police said.

  • Mar 27, 2014

Severance, a “person of interest” in three killings, faces an unrelated weapons charge in Loudoun County.

  • Mar 26, 2014

State officials have withheld publishing the report until a criminal investigation is completed.

  • Mar 26, 2014

The two-story house that burned was on the site of the older structure that was for years a family centerpiece.

  • Mar 25, 2014

Yvonne Barrie, 73, and Bobbie Nelson Goins, 77, died in the March 15 blaze.

  • Mar 25, 2014

A cabdriver accused of critically wounding an Alexandria police officer has been sent back to a hospital.

  • Mar 24, 2014

Shirley Ann Vigneau admitted starting fires in a building in an Alexandria apartment complex, authorities said.

  • Mar 20, 2014

Prosecutors said authorities are investigating whether Charles Severance is linked to killings.

  • Mar 19, 2014
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About Rachel

Rachel Weiner came to The Post as a politics web editor. She spent the past two years writing for The Fix and running The Post’s 2012 election blog, appropriately (if not very creatively) called Election 2012. By the end of that race she decided it was time for a long break from national politics. She now covers cops and courts in Arlington and Alexandria.