Keith L. Alexander

Washington, D.C.

Covers crime and courts, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases

Education: Howard University, journalism major

Keith L. Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases, for The Washington Post. Alexander has covered dozens of crime stories, including that of Banita Jacks, a Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, and the murder trial in the death of slain federal intern Chandra Levy. In 2016, Alexander was part of the team of Washington Post reporters who won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for a year-long investigation into fatal police shootings called "Fatal Force." Before covering crime, Alexander covered the airline industry and business travel for The P
Latest from Keith L. Alexander

Driver charged in triple-fatal crash had valid license, despite past DUIs

Nakita Walker's attorney said she had a license. A DMV official said someone with such a DUI history should've had it revoked, and pointed to technical errors.

June 6, 2023

D.C.-area carjackings have soared. Here’s where they’re happening.

The number of carjackings in the D.C. region soared during the pandemic, baffling authorities and rattling communities.

June 6, 2023

Prosecutors allege woman’s killing at Ivy City Hotel was random

Prosecutor argued George Sydnor has 8 prior convictions and has history of “targeting” women. His attorney disputed the attack was random.

June 2, 2023

16 years later, driver who plowed car into crowded D.C. festival speaks out

In 2007, Tonya Bell, high on crack cocaine, drove her Volvo station wagon through the Unifest street festival, striking and wounding 49 people.

June 2, 2023

11-year-old charged in robberies as D.C. struggles to quell youth violence

Authorities said the youth is among the youngest arrested in the District this year in an armed robbery.

May 31, 2023

A man claimed to find human remains in his backyard. Then his story changed.

Federal prosecutors played recordings of Lavaughn Barnes initially telling authorities he found a beheaded body behind his house, then saying he killed the man.

May 26, 2023

15-year-old wanted in attempted killing of 14-year-old on Md. school bus

Prince George’s County police and the U.S. Marshals Service are offering a $12,500 reward for his arrest.

May 25, 2023

Man with Nazi flag who crashed U-Haul near White House praised Hitler

The driver, 19-year-old Sai Varshith Kandula, told authorities he planned to seize power and kill the president if he had to, court records allege.

May 23, 2023

Driver in D.C. crash that killed 3 had blood alcohol above limit, police say

Nakita Marie Walker, a 43-year-old from Washington, was arrested and charged Monday with second-degree murder in the March 15 crash on Rock Creek Parkway.

May 23, 2023

Trial for men charged in D.C. 10-year-old’s 2018 killing nears end

In the week a 10-year-old girl was shot and killed in a barrage of gunfire in D.C., jurors heard closing arguments in a 2018 case with frightening similarities.

May 22, 2023