Mark Berman, Washington Post

Mark Berman

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Recent articles by Mark:

How the official accounts about the Uvalde shooting have changed

Since Tuesday's massacre, authorities have offered shifting accounts of exactly what happened. → Read More

‘Active shooter’ attacks in 2021 doubled over recent years, FBI says

The FBI released a report saying it had found 61 "active shooter" incidents last year, more than double the number in 2018 or 2019. → Read More

U.S. firearm homicide rate in 2020 highest in quarter-century, CDC says

Guns were used in 4 out of 5 homicides and more than half of suicides in 2020, a report found. → Read More

Report: Minneapolis police engaged in ‘discriminatory, race-based policing’

The report, by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, assailed department and city leadership for allowing "this organizational culture to fester.” → Read More

Nearly two years after George Floyd’s death, fallout over police response to unrest continues

Police and city officials continue facing scrutiny over how they handled the 2020 protests, with lawsuits, criminal charges and reports criticizing their actions. → Read More

Kyle Rittenhouse’s fate is up to a jury tasked with deciding if he acted in self-defense

Rittenhouse, 18, is charged with homicide, attempted homicide and other counts. → Read More

Kyle Rittenhouse’s fatal shootings during Kenosha unrest unfolded in seconds, expert says

The testimony came as Kyle Rittenhouse's polarizing homicide trial in Kenosha, Wis., is approaching its end. → Read More

Kyle Rittenhouse takes the stand in Kenosha homicide trial, breaks down crying

The teenager is charged with homicide and attempted homicide for shooting three people during August 2020 unrest in Kenosha, Wis. → Read More

Gaige Grosskreutz says he feared for his life before Kyle Rittenhouse shot him during Kenosha unrest

The testimony kicked off the second week of Rittenhouse's closely watched homicide trial in Kenosha, Wis. → Read More

Friend who bought Kyle Rittenhouse his gun testifies that the teen was ‘freaking out’ after Kenosha shootings

Jurors heard opening statements and the first testimony in the divisive case. → Read More

As coronavirus cases mount and vaccine mandates spread, holdouts plague police and fire departments

Public health experts say the continued reluctance of scores of first responders to be vaccinated poses a particular risk to the public. → Read More

Air Force mostly responsible for church massacre in Sutherland Springs, Tex., judge says

The finding came in a case filed by victims’ families and survivors of the 2017 attack. → Read More

Most police departments in America are small. That’s partly why changing policing is difficult, experts say.

Nine in 10 American police departments employ fewer than 50 officers. → Read More

How Derek Chauvin became the rare police officer convicted of murder

Prosecutors rarely charged police who kill people. When they do, most officers walk free. Derek Chauvin is one of the exceptions. → Read More

As Derek Chauvin’s former bosses line up to condemn him, ‘policing in America is on trial’

“Derek Chauvin has done more damage to policing in America than any issue since I’ve been alive,” said a retired NYPD police detective sergeant. → Read More

When police kill people, they are rarely prosecuted and hard to convict

Derek Chauvin is the rare officer facing murder charges. Will he become among the few convicted? → Read More

The jurors who will decide Derek Chauvin’s fate

Millions marched after watching George Floyd die. Now, a dozen people will decide whether Chauvin broke the law. → Read More

Former prosecutors, judges join push for new trial in Alabama death row case

The case has drawn prosecutors, defense attorneys and voices across the legal system to the same side. → Read More

After St. Louis jail unrest, inmates’ advocates allege desperate conditions while officials defend pandemic response

The unrest was the latest in a long history of protests behind bars. → Read More

Biden vows to heal the nation’s racial wounds, but doing so will take more than words

For nearly two years, President-elect Joe Biden has sold himself to American voters as the man best able to heal a nation sundered by racism and partisan distrust. He has vowed to rein in police abuse, reform criminal sentencing and inject fresh resources into low-income communities battered by inequality. But accomplishing these goals, never easy, has been made immeasurably more difficult by… → Read More