Emily Davies

Washington, D.C.

Local reporter

Education: Brown University, B.A.

Emily Davies is a reporter covering crime and criminal justice in Washington, D.C. She started at The Washington Post as an intern in June 2019.
Latest from Emily Davies

D.C. officials lift boil water advisory, saying tests showed safety

The move came two days after officials warned residents in much of the northern part of D.C. to avoid tap water.

January 21, 2024

He’s 14. He’s been to five funerals. Can he avoid his own?

In D.C., where teens are increasingly getting shot and killed, Rashad Bates knows he could be next. So do the adults trying to keep him alive.

January 20, 2024

Gas explosions in D.C. level convenience store, damage day-care center

Explosions caused by leaking natural gas Thursday morning leveled a Southeast D.C. convenience store, damaged other building and slightly injured one person.

January 18, 2024

D.C. Council delays vote on controversial nominee to sentencing commission

The D.C. Council has put off considering the appointment of a former prison inmate and convicted murderer to the city’s criminal sentencing commission.

January 9, 2024

Should a man convicted of murder help set D.C. sentencing guidelines?

The D.C. Council will debate whether Joel Castón, released from prison after 27 years, should be appointed to the city’s criminal sentencing commission.

January 8, 2024

Police arrest suspects in two unrelated killings in Northeast D.C.

The killings occurred in November, one in a gas station parking lot on New York Avenue and the other in the Kingman Park area.

January 5, 2024

2023 was District’s deadliest year in more than two decades

The District recorded 274 homicides last year, the fifth-highest murder rate among the nation’s biggest cities, with victims in every ward, from babies to the elderly.

January 1, 2024

Man killed Sunday night in Prince George’s County, police say

Police said they do not believe the fatal shooting was “a random crime.”

December 26, 2023

D.C. police release body-cam footage of officer shooting that wounded man

The shooting occurred Dec. 18 in the Chinatown area.

December 25, 2023