Katie Mettler

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering policing, courts and justice

Education: Indiana University, BA in journalism

Katie Mettler is a reporter covering policing, courts and justice in Prince George's County, Md., for the Local desk of The Washington Post. She previously worked on The Post's national general assignment and Morning Mix teams. Before moving to the District, she was a breaking news reporter for the Tampa Bay Times in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Latest from Katie Mettler

Md. sheriff illegally got machine guns that shop later rented out, U.S. says

A federal indictment accuses Frederick County Sheriff Charles Austin Jenkins of requesting the machine guns and then funneling them to a private business.

April 5, 2023

Man charged in threats to Human Rights Campaign after Nashville shooting

A Maryland man has been charged with making threats of violence to the D.C.-based LGBTQ+ organization Human Rights Campaign in a March 28 voicemail.

April 4, 2023

Roy McGrath is thought to have shot himself during traffic stop, document says

The FBI also fired during the encounter, a law enforcement document says, and it is unclear whether the self-inflicted wound or law enforcement gunfire killed McGrath.

April 4, 2023

Family of man paralyzed during Md. traffic stop wins $7.5 million

Demonte Ward-Blake was injured when a Prince George's County police officer slammed him to the ground in a 2019 encounter, his family said in a federal civil rights lawsuit.

March 31, 2023

Grand jury indicts former College Park mayor on child porn charges

A grand jury in Prince George’s County returned an indictment this week against former College Park mayor Patrick Wojahn on 80 counts of possession and intent to distribute child pornography.

March 29, 2023

‘Fiona Apple, don’t be mad at me’: Md. court transparency bill rejected again

In a 20-page report released this week, Howard University law students urged lawmakers to pass a law that would mandate public virtual access to court proceedings.

March 24, 2023

College Park ex-mayor jailed without bond for child porn charges

The former mayor of College Park was denied bail Monday and will be held in jail as he faces 56 counts related to possession and distribution of child pornography.

March 6, 2023

1 teen fatally shot, 1 wounded in Pr. George’s, police say

Police began investigating the incident after being called to the 9600 block of Parkstone Drive in the unincorporated section of Upper Marlboro.

March 3, 2023

College Park mayor resigns and faces child pornography charges

Police served a search warrant at Patrick Wojahn’s home in Maryland and took him into custody. Wojahn started as mayor in 2015.

March 2, 2023

Prince George’s police investigate fatal shooting of D.C. man in Temple Hills

The victim suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene in the 3700 block of Dunlap Street, police said.

February 27, 2023