Akilah Johnson

A general assignment reporter for the Metro Desk, Johnson previously covered education and public safety for Fort Lauderdale’s South Florida Sun Sentinel, where she was part of a team named a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news.

Latest stories

Vermont still trapped in gubernatorial battle

By , Globe Staff

In Vermont, if a candidate does not win a majority of the vote on Election Day, the decision falls into the hands of the Legislature.

Wedding officiants-for-a-day are put on hold

By , Globe Staff

The change in administration will bring about a temporary freeze on the special license required for a friend or family member to perform wedding ceremonies in Mass.

Killings by police a horrific pattern in black community

By and , Globe Staff

Boston’s black community is grappling with the recent decisions of two grand juries.

Mayor Walsh, area police, offer mixed response to use of body cameras

By and , Globe Staff

Mayor Martin Walsh said other methods can strengthen trust between police and communities.