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Wesley Lowery

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with murder Tuesday in the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times in an incident last year.

  • Nov 25, 2015

The gunfire came as Minneapolis grapples with protests over one police shooting and Chicago prepares for possible unrest over another.

  • Nov 24, 2015

A short summary of the nation’s conversation about race and policing since.

  • Nov 24, 2015

Police said the well-known local activist is free to file a complaint.

  • Nov 23, 2015

How the Ferguson protests led to the resignation of the president of the University of Missouri.

  • Nov 22, 2015

Jonathan Butler hasn’t eaten in a week, and says he won’t until the university president is removed.

  • Nov 9, 2015

Says he’s a threat to the “secular progressive movement.“

  • Nov 8, 2015

A Louisiana town grapples with why 2 officers, now charged with murder, fired at an SUV carrying a 6-year-old.

  • Nov 7, 2015

The boy was in a vehicle with his father when the officers opened fire.

  • Nov 7, 2015

Five officers have been charged in on-duty shootings this year. Mearkle is the first acquitted

  • Nov 5, 2015
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Wesley Lowery is a national reporter who covers law enforcement, justice, race and politics. He previously covered Congress and national politics. Prior to joining the Washington Post in February 2014, he worked as a breaking news and local politics reporter for the Boston Globe, and has also reported for the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal. In 2014, he was named the National Association of Black Journalists' "Emerging Journalist of the Year." Follow him on Twitter @WesleyLowery.
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