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

D.C. police investigating two homicides in Southeast Washington

A man stabbed on May 25 in Southeast Washington has died; police identify woman fatally stabbed in Potomac Avenue apartment

May 31, 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

Departing D.C. police chief says he pushed city to ‘think differently’

In an interview, Robert J. Contee III said he instituted reforms, but he also tried to advocate for punishment to be a part of the justice system.

May 28, 2023

D.C. official who led agencies focused on reducing gun violence dies

Linda Harllee Harper led two D.C. agencies tasked with reducing gun violence and seeking alternative ways to reduce crime.

May 26, 2023

Man, 19, fatally shot in Southwest Washington

The 19-year-old was fatally shot in Southwest Washington’s Bellevue neighborhood, according to D.C. police.

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

Bowser names Ashan Benedict interim D.C. police chief

Benedict has served as the department’s executive assistant police chief since April 2021.

May 19, 2023

D.C. police officer arrested, accused of leaking info to Proud Boys leader

Lt. Shane Lamond told Henry “Enrique” Tarrio police had a warrant out for him in advance of his arrest in the burning of a Black Lives Matter flag, prosecutors say.

May 19, 2023

Multiple victims wounded, two killed, in shootings in Maryland, D.C.

Police in Maryland and the District are investigating five shootings that happened within hours Thursday evening.

May 19, 2023