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Emily Zantow

Emily Zantow

Emily Zantow is the U.S. Department of Justice reporter for The Washington Times. She has worked for Courthouse News and The Bowling Green Daily News. A Wisconsin native, Zantow graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she received bachelor's degrees in journalism and Spanish. She can be reached at


Articles by Emily Zantow

Washington Metropolitan Police Department police officers push back demonstrators outside of the fourth district police station in Washington, Wednesday (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

D.C. police release video of fatal moped crash

The Metropolitan Police Department on Thursday released two body camera videos of a moped crash that killed a young Black man and sparked two nights of protests. Published October 29, 2020

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Protesters damage D.C. police station

A Metropolitan Police Department station sustained damage Tuesday night during a protest over the police-involved death of a young Black man on Friday, several news outlets reported. Published October 28, 2020

In this Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, photo a student works in class at Meridien Public Charter School, in Washington. Several DC charter schools have been doing in-person teaching for small groups of students. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)  **FILE**

D.C. Public Schools’ reopening plan met with petitions, protests

As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 5,500 people had signed an online union petition to maintain virtual learning "until the health protections" outlined by the WTU, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, and the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education are met. Published October 27, 2020

Washington, D.C. Council member Charles Allen speaks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Audi Field, the new stadium in Washington for Major League Soccer club D.C. United, on Monday, July 9, 2018. (Photo by Adam Zielonka / The Washington Times) **FILE**

D.C. Public Schools’ reopening plan concerns D.C. Council

The D.C. Council is pressing education officials on concerns about safety, transparency and equity as public schools prepare to have nearly 21,000 students return for in-person instruction next month. Published October 25, 2020