Steven Rich
Database Editor

Steven Rich is the database editor for the investigative unit at The Washington Post. While at The Post, he’s worked on investigations involving tax liens, the NSA, veterans issues, cartels and government oversight. A native of the Philadelphia area, he earned a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri in 2013 and a Bachelor’s from Virginia Tech in 2011. His public key for secure communications can be found at http://stevenri.ch/publickey.html.

Latest by Steven Rich

Since 1976, the FBI hasn’t counted more than 460 fatal police shootings in a year. We’ve counted 461 already in 2015

Since 1976, the FBI hasn’t counted more than 460 fatal police shootings in a year. We’ve counted 461 already in 2015

The Post finds more fatal police shootings in 6 months than the FBI says happens in entire years

Fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide

Fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide

A Post analysis reveals about 2.6 fatal police shootings a day in 2015, nearly twice the rate reported by the FBI in the past decade — a statistic based on incomplete data from police agencies.

10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

EXCLUSIVE | A confidential report says 10 Congress members and 32 staffers received hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts and travel from Azerbaijan.

Is D.C.’s 5-cent fee for plastic bags actually serving its purpose?

Is D.C.’s 5-cent fee for plastic bags actually serving its purpose?

The charge was meant to clean up a river. Nearly $3 million has gone to personnel and school field trips.