Peter Hermann

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering crime, specifically the D.C. police department

Education: Marquette University, BA in journalism, communications

Peter Hermann has covered D.C. police and fire since the summer of 2012 for The Washington Post. He previously worked for the Baltimore Sun for 22 years, covering a Baltimore suburb and then the Baltimore Police Department. He wrote about crime as a columnist and served as an editor overseeing crime coverage. He also served as the Sun's Jerusalem bureau chief, covering the Middle East, including Israel, Egypt and Lebanon. He went to Iraq twice to cover the war. He now covers daily cops and crime, at times returning to Baltimore to report on crime and law enforcement.
Latest from Peter Hermann

Video released of moments before FBI agent fatally shot man at Metro Center

The encounter between the two men is seconds long, and the footage does not show the shooting itself.

December 9, 2022

Video shows moments before FBI agent shoots man at Metro Center

The video does not show the shooting itself, officials said. The slain man's mom said she couldn't imagine what would have caused an FBI agent to shoot her son.

December 8, 2022

Man dies in apartment fire in Northeast Washington, police say

The chairwoman of the ANC for the area said there have been prior complaints that the building was not properly secured.

December 7, 2022

Off-duty FBI agent fatally shoots person at Metro Center, police say

The shooting on a Red Line platform during the typically busy commute prompted delays and brief panic.

December 7, 2022

Police arrest suspect in man’s fatal shooting in downtown Washington

Authorities said robbery was being explored as a motive in the Memorial Day killing.

December 6, 2022

D.C. mayor launching nationwide search to replace 911 director

Karima Holmes withdrew from the nomination process after facing opposition from the D.C. Council.

December 6, 2022

Family of Jan. 6 officer declines GOP leaders’ handshakes at ceremony

The family of a police officer who died as a result of the Jan. 6 attack declined to shake hands with Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy at an awards ceremony.

December 6, 2022

Police investigate two shooting deaths in Southeast D.C.

The separate shootings occurred in the Washington Highlands and Greenway neighborhoods.

December 6, 2022

Capitol Hill robbery suspect linked to dozens of attacks, police say

Police allege Deangelo Dwight Richardson was part of a crew that terrorized the area and eluded police for months before he was finally arrested.

December 3, 2022

Accused Proud Boys leader wants D.C. police officer to testify in his defense

Defense attorneys for Henry “Enrique” Tarrio say their client provided Lt. Shane Lamond information on their locations during Capitol insurrection

December 2, 2022