INVESTIGATIONS

Death penalty dropped for man charged in botched no-knock raid

The dangerous tactic drew scrutiny after a 2020 police raid killed Breonna Taylor. A Post investigation found the raids yield few drugs and often turn fatal.

By Nicole Dungca and Jenn AbelsonSeptember 26, 2022

As more states create election integrity units, Arizona is a cautionary tale

Republicans across the country are arming state agencies with more power and resources to investigate election crimes. Arizona's attempt illustrates the risks.

By Beth Reinhard and Yvonne Wingett SanchezSeptember 26, 2022

‘Fat Leonard’ had life of leisure, relaxed security before escape, capture

On home confinement in San Diego, "Fat Leonard" Francis hired servants and undermined the security requirements aimed at keeping the mastermind of a $35 million Navy bribery scandal from fleeing, according to interviews and records obtained by The Washington Post.

By Jonathan O'ConnellSeptember 24, 2022

Georgia to replace voting machines in Coffee County after alleged security breach

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger will decommission all voting machines in the county where forensics experts working for election denier Sidney Powell last year copied virtually every component of the voting system.

By Amy Gardner, Emma Brown and Jon SwaineSeptember 23, 2022

How the NFL blocks Black coaches

Nearly two decades after the Rooney Rule, NFL teams’ hiring and firing practices still deny Black coaches opportunities, a Post analysis of coaching data found.

By Dave Sheinin, Michael Lee, Emily Giambalvo, Artur Galocha and Clara Ence MorseSeptember 21, 2022

Key findings from ‘Black Out,’ The Post’s series on Black NFL coaches

“Black Out,” a series from The Washington Post, examines why Black NFL coaches continue to be denied head-coaching roles nearly 20 years after the Rooney Rule.

By Washington Post StaffSeptember 21, 2022

The ones who made it

For decades, Black coaches have been disproportionately excluded from the NFL’s top jobs. These are the voices of the coaches who broke through.

By Michael Lee and Jayne OrensteinSeptember 21, 2022

How The Post gathered and analyzed data for its series on Black NFL coaches

Here’s how The Post compiled and analyzed the data to illustrate how the experience of Black head coaches differ from their NFL peers.

By Emily Giambalvo and Clara Ence MorseSeptember 21, 2022

Video appears to undercut Trump elector’s account of alleged voting-data breach in Georgia

Parts of former state GOP official Cathy Latham's testimony about the copying of sensitive elections software in Coffee County appear to diverge from surveillance camera footage and other evidence.

By Jon Swaine and Emma BrownSeptember 20, 2022

FBI seizes Mike Lindell’s phone in probe of Colo. voting machine breach

The FBI acknowledged that a search warrant was served but declined to elaborate.

By Jon Swaine and Emma BrownSeptember 14, 2022

Insurers force change on police departments long resistant to it

Insurance companies are successfully dictating reforms in police departments, a movement driven by the large settlements out of use-of-force cases.

By Kimberly KindySeptember 14, 2022

Election deniers repeatedly visited Ga. county office at center of criminal probe, video shows

Security camera footage provides further indications of links between efforts to access and copy election data in the wake of Donald Trump’s 2020 loss.

By Emma Brown and Jon SwaineSeptember 6, 2022

Ginni Thomas pressed Wisconsin lawmakers to overturn Biden’s 2020 victory

The wife of the Supreme Court justice urged lawmakers to disregard the popular vote not only in Arizona, as previously reported, but also in Wisconsin, emails show.

By Emma BrownSeptember 1, 2022
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Files copied from voting systems were shared with Trump supporters, election deniers

Sensitive election system files obtained by attorneys working to overturn President Donald Trump’s 2020 defeat were shared with election deniers, conspiracy theorists and right-wing commentators, according to records reviewed by The Washington Post.

By Jon Swaine, Aaron C. Davis, Amy Gardner and Emma BrownAugust 22, 2022
The Washington Post
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Trump-allied lawyers pursued voting machine data in multiple states, records reveal

As they worked to overturn Donald Trump’s 2020 election defeat, Sidney Powell and other lawyers arranged for a forensic data firm to access county election systems in at least three battleground states, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.

By Emma Brown, Jon Swaine, Aaron C. Davis and Amy GardnerAugust 15, 2022

At least six explosions hit Crimea air base in nearly an hour

The Post analyzed videos, spoke to witnesses and consulted experts, confirming that at least six explosions rocked the air base in the span of almost an hour.

By Samuel Oakford and Joyce Sohyun LeeAugust 14, 2022
The Washington Post
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Hot mic captured Gaetz assuring Stone of pardon, discussing Mueller redactions

Shortly before Trump confidant Roger Stone's 2019 trial, Rep. Matt Gaetz assured him "the boss" would likely grant him clemency.

By Jon Swaine and Dalton BennettJuly 30, 2022

Gunmaker’s Super Bowl stunt sheds light on marketing of ‘America’s rifle’

Sales soared in the past decade at Daniel Defense, the maker of the gun used in the Uvalde shooting, as it employed aggressive marketing tactics to sell AR-style rifles.

By Shawn Boburg and Jon SwaineJuly 25, 2022