Steven Rich

Washington, D.C.

Database editor for the investigations unit

Education: Virginia Tech, BA in Communication; University of Missouri, MA in Journalism

Steven Rich is the database editor for the investigations unit at The Washington Post. While at The Post, he has worked on investigations across virtually every beat, including stories on the National Security Agency, policing, tax liens, civil forfeiture, school shootings and college athletics.
Latest from Steven Rich

Inside the sales machine of the ‘kingpin’ of opioid makers

More than a quarter of top prescribers ranked by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals during the height of the pain pill epidemic, in 2013, were later convicted of crimes related to their medical practices, had their medical licenses suspended or revoked, or paid state and federal fines after being accused of wrongdoing, according to a Washington Post analysis.

May 10, 2022

Officials call for transparency on payments for police misconduct allegations after Washington Post investigation

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine and Rep. Don Beyer, both of Virginia, along with the D.C. Office of Police Complaints, renewed their calls for transparency involving costly lawsuits and claims that are paid to settle cases that alleged police misconduct.

March 11, 2022

The hidden billion-dollar cost of repeated police misconduct

More than $1.5 billion has been spent to settle claims of police misconduct on behalf of thousands of officers repeatedly accused of wrongdoing. Taxpayers are often in the dark.

March 9, 2022

    Why do police departments settle misconduct cases? Ask The Post.

    Four Post journalists who have been reporting on policing in America will answer your questions on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Eastern.

    March 9, 2022

      How the Post reported on the hidden billion-dollar cost of repeated police misconduct

      The Post collected data on nearly 40,000 payments at 25 of the nation’s largest police and sheriff’s departments within the past decade.

      March 9, 2022

      Fatal police shootings in 2021 set record since The Post began tracking, despite public outcry

      The new count is up from 1,021 shootings the previous year, despite sustained public attention to and controversy over police use of force. While reaching a new high, experts said the 2021 total was within expected bounds.

      February 9, 2022

      ‘Please help me’: Kids with guns fueled a record number of school shootings in 2021

      Bennie Hargrove was 13 when he was shot at his New Mexico middle school on the third day of 8th grade. His alleged killer was 13, too, part of a disturbing surge in school shootings in 2021.

      December 31, 2021

      Many parents of school shooters ignore glaring warning signs. This grandmother didn’t.

      When Catherine O’Connor discovered her grandson was planning an attack, she did what few parents or guardians do: reported a child she loved to police

      December 9, 2021

      As school shootings surge, a sixth-grader tucks his dad’s gun in his backpack

      The pandemic waned, classrooms reopened and gun violence soared at the nation’s primary and secondary schools.

      June 24, 2021