Tom Jackman

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering criminal justice locally and nationally

Education: University of Notre Dame, BA in English and American Studies

Tom Jackman has been covering crime and courts for The Washington Post since 1998, after handling similar beats at the Kansas City Star. Jackman 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, Jackman launched the True Crime blog, which looks at criminal justice issues and important c
Latest from Tom Jackman

D.C. wins $4 million judgment against ‘ghost gun’ parts maker

The city won on its claim that Polymer80, a large manufacturer of gun parts kits, falsely advertised that the kits were legal in D.C.

August 11, 2022

First Jan. 6 defendant convicted at trial receives longest sentence of 7 years

The Three Percenters recruiter, the first Jan. 6 defendant convicted at trial, was found guilty of leading the charge while armed that led to the break-in at the Capitol.

August 1, 2022

Steve Bannon trial closing arguments set for Friday

After vowing to go “medieval," the former Trump adviser called no defense witnesses, setting the stage for closing arguments and jury deliberations.

July 21, 2022

Closing arguments in Steve Bannon’s trial set for Friday

The former Trump chief strategist was indicted on two counts of contempt of Congress after refusing to comply with subpoena from the House Jan. 6 committee.

July 21, 2022

Prosecution rests contempt case against Bannon after two witnesses

In Stephen K. Bannon's contempt trial, Kristin Amerling, the chief counsel for the Jan. 6 committee, and FBI agent Stephen Hart were the only prosecution witnesses.

July 20, 2022

Prosecutors wrap up case against Bannon after two witnesses

The former Trump chief strategist was indicted on two counts of contempt of Congress after refusing to comply with subpoena from the House Jan. 6 committee.

July 20, 2022

U.S. says Bannon ‘chose to show contempt’

The former Trump chief strategist was indicted on two counts of contempt of Congress after refusing to comply with subpoena from the House Jan. 6 committee.

July 19, 2022

Prosecutor: Steve Bannon thumbed his nose at the law

Outside court, the pro-Trump defendant, strategist and podcaster denounced the House Jan. 6 committee and the criminal contempt charges against him.

July 19, 2022

N.Y. men who pepper-sprayed officers on Jan. 6 sentenced to 44 months

The men led the first wave through police barricades, then body-surfed to a Capitol entrance to cause more mayhem.

July 15, 2022

Evidence of firearms in Jan. 6 crowd grows as arrests and trials mount

Though the full picture of how many were armed among the crowd is unclear, court records, trial testimony and accounts from police officers and rioters have supplied growing evidence that multiple people brought firearms to D.C. for Jan. 6.

July 8, 2022