Nicole Dungca

Washington, D.C.

Investigative reporter

Education: Brown University, BA, Literatures and Cultures in English

Nicole Dungca is a reporter in The Washington Post's investigative unit. Before The Post, she was part of the Boston Globe's Spotlight Team, where she delved into topics such as racism in Boston, secret criminal hearings in Massachusetts, the state's burgeoning cannabis industry and transportation. Dungca has also covered education at the Oregonian, and written for the Times-Picayune and Providence Journal.
Latest from Nicole Dungca

    What to know about no-knock warrants

    Amir Locke and Breonna Taylor were killed while police executed no-knock warrants. Here’s what to know about the practice that allows officers to force entry.

    May 27, 2022

      5 takeaways from The Post’s investigation into no-knock warrants

      Police carrying out no-knocks have killed at least 22 people since 2015. The Post’s investigation revealed that these warrants can be easy for police to obtain from judges.

      May 5, 2022

      Episode 6: "You having citizens getting shot, and you having police getting shot."

      No-knocks are risky for people on both sides of the door. How did we get here – and what does the future look like?

      May 4, 2022

      Episode 5: "What about my house? What'd you find there?"

      A multi-house no-knock raid — and the drugs police say they seized.

      April 27, 2022

      “Broken Doors,” Episode 3

      Face to face with a sheriff and a judge.

      April 22, 2022

      Episode 4: "The blink of an eye"

      The minutes between approval for a no-knock warrant and a deadly raid.

      April 20, 2022

      “Broken Doors,” Episode 2

      A family confronts a sheriff after a deadly no-knock raid.

      April 15, 2022

      No-knock raids have led to fatal encounters and small drug seizures

      The dangerous tactic has grown as judges routinely authorize requests for the raids, which police say can prevent violence and preserve evidence.

      April 15, 2022

        What Breonna Taylor’s killing reveals about police use of no-knock warrants

        At least 22 people were killed by police carrying out no-knock warrants nationwide since 2015, according to a Post investigation.

        April 14, 2022

        “Broken Doors,” Episode 1

        An unusual warrant. A pattern of questionable no-knock raids. A reporting thread that just kept going. “Broken Doors” is a new investigative podcast series from The Washington Post. Hosted by Jenn Abelson and Nicole Dungca.

        April 8, 2022