Olivia Diaz

Washington, D.C.

Education: University of Richmond, BA in journalism and international studies

Olivia Diaz is an American University graduate fellow covering criminal justice in Fairfax County. She comes to The Post after reporting on crime and breaking news for The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina.
Latest from Olivia Diaz

Two arrested in connection with double homicide in Fairfax County

The 17-year-old was charged with robbery resulting in death. One of the victims was a soccer player at Washington-Liberty High School, online records show.

May 31, 2023

Body-cam footage shows Fairfax officers shooting man in chaotic encounter

Police released footage showing the fatal shooting of Brandon Lemagne after he tried to grab an officer's gun and the two tussled in a moving vehicle.

May 25, 2023

4 charged with concealing body of woman found shot in car at Va. hospital

Brenda Ochoa Guerrero was found fatally shot in a vehicle in the parking lot of Mount Vernon Hospital.

May 25, 2023

No bail for man found with AK-47 in car at McLean, Va., preschool

The man's attorney said his case was probably the result of a mental health issue.

May 25, 2023

Man arrested at McLean, Va., preschool had AK-47 in his car, police say

The man told officers he wanted to go to the CIA, which is very close by Dolley Madison Preschool, police said, adding that he made no threats.

May 24, 2023

Police called 25 times to address of suspect in attack on Connolly staffers

Fairfax County police did not offer details of the calls, including whether they were directly tied to the suspect and what officials did in response.

May 19, 2023

Driver killed in crash with deer on Dulles Airport Access Highway

Police said Solomon Birhanie Sibhatu, 47, of Silver Spring, Md., was killed in the crash.

May 18, 2023

Man who attacked Connolly staff chased woman minutes before, police say

Before Xuan Pham attacked two staffers in Rep. Gerry Connolly's Fairfax, Va., office, police say he asked a woman about her race and then chased her with a bat.

May 16, 2023

Gerry Connolly staffers assaulted by man with bat at Va. office

Two of Rep. Gerry Connolly’s staffers were assaulted by a man with a baseball bat in Virginia, according to police and the congressman. The man was taken into custody.

May 15, 2023

50 years later, a homecoming celebration for Vietnam veterans

An event on the National Mall, sponsored by the U.S. Vietnam War Commemoration, is meant to honor those who served during the Vietnam War.

May 11, 2023