Attorney General Karl A. Racine and Chief Deputy Attorney General Natalie O. Ludaway today testified during two Council committee hearings in favor of multiple bills designed to improve public safety in the District.

Statement of Attorney General Karl A. Racine
Bill 22-766, the Substance Abuse and Opioid Overdose Prevention Amendment Act of 2018 
Bill 22-0687, the Adverse Childhood Experiences Task Force Act of 2018  

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a lawsuit against Turning Natural, Inc. and Jerri Evans – a local cafe and its owner – for failing to pay employees minimum wage and overtime, and failing to provide paid sick leave.

Attorney General Karl A. Racine and D.C. Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety Chairman and Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen will co-host a discussion between middle school students from across the District and city leaders on violence reduction.

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a lawsuit against Thomas K. Stephenson, the owner and operator of two rent-controlled apartment buildings in Northeast D.C., for persistently neglecting the properties and forcing tenants to live in conditions that threaten their health and safety.

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today joined a coalition of 15 state attorneys general in a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s policy of separating families crossing the nation’s southern border.

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced an agreement with three insurance companies – Aetna, CareFirst BlueChoice, and UnitedHealthcare – to ensure that consumers have access to accurate information about mental health providers. 

Attorney General Karl A. Racine, along with his counterparts from California and Massachusetts, today led a group of 17 state attorneys general in an effort to stop the Trump Administration from withdrawing protections for hundreds of thousands of people from El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras.

Statement of Mina Q. Malik
Deputy Attorney General, Public Safety Division
Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a lawsuit against Xquisite Basements & Kitchens, Inc. and Newton Gaynor—a contractor and its owner-operator—for illegal or incomplete construction projects and cheating employees out of their pay.