Kimbriell Kelly

Washington, D.C.

Investigative reporter

Education: Boston University, MS in journalism; St. Xavier University, BA in English

Kimbriell Kelly was a reporter on the Investigative Unit at The Washington Post and was part of the newspaper's team that won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for documenting the number of fatal police-involved shootings. She left The Post in June 2019.
Latest from Kimbriell Kelly

For unsolved cases lasting a year, finding the killer becomes nearly impossible

The first days after a murder are crucial. For cases that remained open after one year, only 5 percent led to an arrest.

December 28, 2018

In a home surrounded by homicides

The killings of Cynthia Glover’s children took place on the streets right outside her homes. Only one person has been charged.

November 16, 2018

Detroit police reassign detectives to help reduce homicide caseloads

Officials said they hope to bring detective workloads in line with policing recommendations.

September 25, 2018

Even with murder rates falling, big-city detectives face daunting caseloads

For many police departments, new homicides are coming in faster than detectives can solve them.

September 13, 2018

    Buried under bodies: Inside a Detroit homicide squad

    Even with murder rates falling, Detroit detectives face daunting caseloads as they struggle to make arrests in a city wracked by violence.

    September 13, 2018

    Killings of black people lead to arrests less often than when victims are white

    No arrests were made in the homicides of more than 18,600 black men and women.

    July 25, 2018

    Murder with Impunity: Where killings go unsolved

    The Post has mapped more than 52,000 homicides in major American cities over the past decade and found that across the country, there are areas where murder is common, but arrests are rare.

    June 6, 2018

    Forced out over sex, drugs and other infractions, fired officers find work in other departments

    Police pushed out of New Orleans for misconduct were hired by nearby departments.

    December 28, 2017

    A text. A death. And a cop left unwanted by a city that once praised him.

    Decorated San Antonio police officer Michael Garza was on duty when he agreed to give a woman a ride. Hours later, he shot and killed her ex-boyfriend.

    December 9, 2017

    Fired/Rehired: Philadelphia had to rehire an officer who shot three people in three years

    Cyrus Mann, a nine-year member of the Philadelphia Police Department, shot three people in just over three years. One proved fatal, and the commissioner tried to fire Mann. He would fail. Mann?s story shows how little power police chiefs hold in deciding which officers remain among their ranks.

    October 7, 2017