Julie Tate

Washington, D.C.


Education: Virginia Tech, B.A. in English

Julie Tate has worked as a researcher at The Washington Post since 2002. She specializes in national security, intelligence and defense issues.
Latest from Julie Tate

Police shootings continue daily, despite a pandemic, protests and pushes for reform

Despite reforms, on-duty police officers have fatally shot more than 6,000 people since The Washington Post began tracking such shootings in 2015. The circumstances range from what experts deem unavoidable to what prosecutors consider criminal and observers and experts contend many could have been averted with less-aggressive tactics.

July 30, 2021

    Police shootings of children spark new outcry, calls for training to deal with adolescents in crisis

    A Washington Post database of fatal force incidents finds most children shot by police are minorities and less likely to be armed than adults shot by police.

    May 12, 2021

    Post-riot effort to tackle extremism in the military largely overlooks veterans

    Of the roughly 380 individuals federally charged in connection with the riot, at least 44 — mostly veterans — had military links, according to data compiled by The Washington Post.

    April 20, 2021

    U.S. Capitol Police Officer William ‘Billy’ Evans killed in the line of duty

    Neighbors said Evans was as dedicated to his job as he was to his family.

    April 2, 2021

    A family seeks and can’t find answers as one of their own is accused of 10 murders in Boulder mass shooting

    The parents and siblings of the accused shooter are ashamed and grieving for the victims, a close relative said.

    March 28, 2021

    FBI identifies suspect in slaying of two agents

    David Lee Huber is believed to have shot and killed two FBI agents and wounded three others before taking his own life.

    February 3, 2021

    A small town seethes after learning one of its own says he joined Capitol’s mob

    In Aberdeen, Md., the police chief’s son declared he had 'stormed the Capitol,' prompting the same kind of reckoning underway in communities across the country. There was fear, fury, lies, conspiracy theories and, before long, a threat of more violence.

    January 15, 2021

    Conspiracy theories and a call for patriots entice veterans at the Capitol

    Former Green Beret, outraged by Ashli Babbitt’s death and Trump’s defeat, challenged Capitol Police to duel.

    January 15, 2021

      These brutal police dog attacks were captured on video. Now some cities are curtailing K-9 use.

      Video of attacking police dogs and the resulting physical injuries are beginning to alter the image of the lifesaving K-9, sometimes known as the “Lassie effect.”

      November 29, 2020

      Fatal police shootings of mentally ill people are 39 percent more likely to take place in small and midsized areas

      A tragic case in Oregon shows what can go wrong when police use violence with a mentally ill person.

      October 17, 2020