Mark Berman

Washington, D.C.

National reporter covering law enforcement and criminal justice

Education: University of Florida

Mark Berman is a national reporter who covers law enforcement, criminal justice and other issues for The Washington Post. Berman has reported on mass shootings, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, politics, the death penalty, sexual misconduct allegations, police shootings and other major stories. He was part of two teams at The Post that were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize: one for covering the 2013 Navy Yard shooting and another for covering the back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, in 2019. Berman has been at The Post since 2007 and, before joining the National st
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Jury selection to begin in E. Jean Carroll lawsuit against Donald Trump

Jury selection is scheduled to begin in a civil court lawsuit by E. Jean Carroll, who has accused Donald Trump of raping her years before he became president.

April 24, 2023

What to know about the Trump-E. Jean Carroll case going to trial

In addition to facing criminal charges in Manhattan, Donald Trump is a defendant in a civil lawsuit over an alleged rape decades ago.

April 24, 2023

E. Jean Carroll accused Donald Trump of rape. A civil damages trial starts Tuesday.

Writer E. Jean Carroll accused Donald Trump of raping her in the mid-1990s. He has called her a liar, and she sued accusing him of defamation and battery.

April 24, 2023

Tyre Nichols’s family sues city of Memphis and police department

The lawsuit compares the beating of Tyre Nichols to the 1955 killing of Emmett Till and describes the officers involved as a “modern-day lynch mob.”

April 19, 2023

    Yarl shooting may revive ‘stand your ground’ debate: Explaining the laws

    Missouri's self-defense laws on “castle doctrine” are under scrutiny after a White man shot a Black 16-year-old who mistakenly rang his doorbell in Kansas City.

    April 18, 2023

    Trump deposed for second time in New York AG’s fraud lawsuit

    New York Attorney General Letitia James has alleged Donald Trump manipulated the value of assets in reports to lenders and insurers to get better rates.

    April 13, 2023

    What we know about the Donald Trump-Stormy Daniels payment case

    A guide to the case involving former president Donald Trump, adult film actress Stormy Daniels and a $130,000 payment.

    April 4, 2023

    What we know about the Nashville shooter, the guns used and the warnings

    Many questions remain after the Nashville shooting, which killed three children and three adults, at the Covenant School. Here's what we know about the shooter.

    March 30, 2023

    Police: Nashville shooter was under a doctor’s care for ‘emotional disorder’

    The shooter legally purchased seven firearms before Monday’s attack at a Christian school that left six dead, including three children, according to police.

    March 28, 2023

    High-capacity-magazine bans could save lives. Will they hold up in court?

    Many modern gunmakers ship their AR-style rifles with larger magazines. These magazines have been popular with a particular subgroup: America’s mass shooters.

    March 27, 2023