What to know about no-knock warrants

Amir Locke and Breonna Taylor were killed while police executed no-knock warrants. Here’s what to know about the practice that allows officers to force entry.

By Courtney Kan,  Nicole Dungca and Jenn AbelsonMay 27, 2022

Just before Buffalo shooting, 15 users signed into suspect’s chatroom, says person familiar with review

The users were able to scroll through months of voluminous writings and racist screeds.

By Jon Swaine and Reed AlbergottiMay 19, 2022
The Washington Post

Buffalo shooting suspect wrote of plans 5 months ago, messages show

Two months before Payton Gendron allegedly killed 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo he was confronted by a security guard at the store during a trip on which he compiled detailed plans of the location, according to a document posted online last month by a writer who identified himself as Gendron.

By Jon Swaine and Dalton BennettMay 16, 2022
The Washington Post

Georgia county under scrutiny after claim of post-election breach

Effort by county official to investigate 2020 contest underscores growing threat to election security, experts say

By Emma Brown and Amy GardnerMay 13, 2022

When the sheriff waged a war on drugs in a Mississippi county

An investigation into no-knock raids in Mississippi revealed allegations that the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office had abused its power and trampled on the rights of residents.

By Jenn Abelson and Reena FloresMay 11, 2022

Inside the sales machine of the ‘kingpin’ of opioid makers

More than a quarter of top prescribers ranked by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals during the height of the pain pill epidemic, in 2013, were later convicted of crimes related to their medical practices, had their medical licenses suspended or revoked, or paid state and federal fines after being accused of wrongdoing, according to a Washington Post analysis.

By Meryl Kornfield,  Scott Higham and Steven RichMay 10, 2022

GOP donor described botched vote fraud probe in recording, prosecutors say

The call discussing a "citizen’s arrest" occurred days before an investigator working for donor Steven F. Hotze’s nonprofit in Houston allegedly rammed a van and held an air-conditioning repairman at gunpoint in a futile search for bogus ballots, a new court filing details.

By Shawn BoburgMay 6, 2022

5 takeaways from The Post’s investigation into no-knock warrants

Police carrying out no-knocks have killed at least 22 people since 2015. The Post’s investigation revealed that these warrants can be easy for police to obtain from judges.

By Courtney Kan,  Jenn Abelson and Nicole DungcaMay 5, 2022

Episode 6: "You having citizens getting shot, and you having police getting shot."

No-knocks are risky for people on both sides of the door. How did we get here – and what does the future look like?

By Reena Flores,  Sabby Robinson,  Linah Mohammad,  Renita Jablonski,  Sarah Childress and David FallisMay 4, 2022

Lawmakers push to uncover riches shielded by state secrecy laws

Amid the hunt for Russian assets, reformers say financial transparency in the United States is long overdue.

By Debbie Cenziper,  Eva Herscowitz and Will FitzgibbonApril 21, 2022

New videos show bodies of civilians on Mariupol streets

New videos, verified by The Washington Post, from the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol show the lifeless bodies of more than a dozen civilians lying on streets.

By Jon Swaine,  Sarah Cahlan and Atthar MirzaApril 20, 2022

Inside ‘Broken Doors,’ our podcast investigating no-knock warrants

Reporters Jenn Abelson and Nicole Dungca and audio producer Reena Flores discuss their year-long investigation and the power of audio storytelling.

By Kim BellwareApril 20, 2022

Episode 4: "The blink of an eye"

The minutes between approval for a no-knock warrant and a deadly raid.

By Reena Flores,  Sabby Robinson,  Linah Mohammad,  Renita Jablonski,  Sarah Childress,  David Fallis and Ted MuldoonApril 20, 2022

No-knock raids have led to fatal encounters and small drug seizures

The dangerous tactic has grown as judges routinely authorize requests for the raids, which police say can prevent violence and preserve evidence.

By Nicole Dungca and Jenn AbelsonApril 15, 2022

Russian armored vehicles seen on Bucha street strewn with bodies, video shows

Drone videos captured in late March show military vehicles used by Russian airborne units near at least eight bodies in a suburb near Kyiv.

By Jonathan Baran ,  Sarah Cahlan and Jon SwaineApril 14, 2022

New images show burned bodies at ruined nursing home in Luhansk region

Several burned bodies are visible in the first detailed videos and photographs of the rubble of a nursing home in eastern Ukraine that was partly destroyed amid fighting in the area last month.

By Jon Swaine and Joyce Sohyun LeeApril 13, 2022