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Tom Jackman

True CrimeWashington, D.C.


Marilyn Mosby and her team offered multiple theories for how the accused officers were responsible for a Baltimore man’s fatal injury, but all fell flat during the trials.

  • Jul 27, 2016

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  • Jul 26, 2016

A look at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s Race and Policing Reform Campaign and the IACP’s Institute for Community-Police Relations.

  • Jul 25, 2016

The robot that killed Micah Johnson was loaded with C-4.

  • Jul 21, 2016

A roundup of news from across the Washington region.

  • Jul 20, 2016

Prosecutors want to check the list for potential felons on juries and say that McAuliffe has refused to provide it.

  • Jul 20, 2016

Both an auditor, actively involved in internal affairs cases, and a civilian review panel have the support of both Fairfax supervisors and the police chief.

  • Jul 20, 2016

The young writer’s determination to cover every significant story in her hometown, even an apparent homicide in her neighborhood, has attracted worldwide attention.

  • Jul 18, 2016

Law enforcement groups consider ramifications of highly charged atmosphere.

  • Jul 8, 2016

The “IRP 6” wanted to develop software to help law enforcement communicate. Ex-judge H. Lee Sarokin has now written a play to dramatize their plight.

  • Jul 5, 2016
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Tom Jackman has been covering crime and courts for The Washington Post since 1998, after handling similar beats at The Kansas City Star. Tom helped lead the coverage of the D.C. sniper trials in 2003, and was the lead writer on The Post’s breaking news coverage of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings, which won the Pulitzer Prize. More recently he focused on the police killing of an unarmed man in Fairfax County, Va., which ended with the officer convicted of manslaughter and serving jail time. In 2016 Tom launched the “True Crime” blog which looks at criminal justice issues and important cases both locally and nationally.
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