Donovan J. Thomas

Washington, D.C.

Metro reporting intern focusing on crime and courts

Education: Howard University, BA in journalism

Donovan Thomas is a reporting intern covering crime and courts for The Washington Post's Metro desk. He has worked for the New York Times on the Investigations desk as an Ida B. Wells Society for Reporting intern, and he has served as a Metro reporting intern for the Charlotte Observer.
Latest from Donovan J. Thomas

Mobile shower program seeks to pour kindness and confidence into the unhoused

The Neighborhood Well’s program provides a place for those without housing to groom themselves.

November 24, 2021

D.C. police look to increase ranks, expand cadet program

D.C. police relaunched a high school cadet program, with hopes of attracting a new generation of home-grown law enforcement officers.

November 18, 2021

Cambridge, Md., mayor charged with 50 counts in revenge porn case

Andrew Bradshaw was released on his own recognizance after appearing in Dorchester Circuit Court on Monday, according to online court records.

November 15, 2021

Teen expected to survive after being shot in Beltsville

Police say they do not believe that the teen was the intended target of the shooting.

November 12, 2021

Army veteran falsely claimed to be paraplegic, obtained more than $1 million in benefits, prosecutors allege

William Rich, 41, received benefits for more than a decade before being audited by the inspector general’s office in the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2018, prosecutors say.

November 9, 2021

Blair High student stabbed by classmate in school parking lot, police say

The victim suffered what police said were non-life-threatening injuries.

November 8, 2021

Prominent Black activists, voting rights protesters detained outside White House

Activists said that among those detained were Martin Luther King III and Ben Jealous, the president of People for the American Way.

November 3, 2021

One of D.C.'s first Black police officers died on duty nearly 150 years ago. His death is now being recognized.

D.C. police officer Robert Fleet was walking his beat near the intersection of Q Street and 15th streets August 20, 1874, when he noticed a building on fire. He ran to the nearest fire alarm call box and reported the fire. Then he collapsed.

October 29, 2021

Four dead as weekend gets off to violent start

Investigations into the four homicides are still ongoing, according to police.

October 23, 2021

Man shot by police faces felony charges

Officers stopped the man and felt a gun in his clothing but the man broke away and fled to a nearby vehicle.

October 23, 2021