News & Updates

Public Safety Advisory: DC’s “Red Flag” Law Helps Keep Communities Safe

Are you concerned that a friend or family member who owns a gun could be a danger to themselves or others? The Office of the Attorney General works to ensure District residents know what laws and resources exist to help keep them safe. Learn how the District’s “Red Flag” law can be used to…

DC Joins VP Harris at White House to Address Opioid Crisis

Earlier this week, I met with Vice President Kamala Harris, Dr. Rahul Gupta, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and seven other state AGs at the White House to discuss state and federal efforts to address the opioid crisis—a crisis that has caused immense harm in…

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AG Schwalb Testifies Before DC Committee on the Judiciary & Public Safety

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today released the following statement ahead of his testimony before the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on the Judiciary & Public Safety.

Topics: Public Safety

Protecting DC Kids from Dangerous E-Cigarettes

The Office of Attorney General (OAG) prioritizes protecting the health and safety of District youth. Data and common sense tell us that kids who grow up in a safe and healthy environment are much more likely to be successful in school, to develop the skills to become independent and productive,…

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AG Schwalb Statement on US House of Representatives' Vote to Overturn District Law that Improves Public Safety

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today released the following statement regarding the US House of Representatives’ vote to overturn the District’s Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Amendment Act.

Topics: Public Safety

Announcing Impaired Driving Student Video Contest Winners

This winter, the Office of Attorney General and its partners held the first Impaired? No Time to Drive high school student video contest and is pleased to announce three winning videos.

Topics: Public Safety
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AG Schwalb Requires Landlords to Make Critical Health and Safety Enhancements in Wards 1,5,& 8

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced the successful resolution of four separate housing cases that will require landlords in Wards 1, 5, and 8 to remedy serious threats to the safety and security of tenants and community members at their respective properties.

Prioritizing Public Safety and Hopeful Kids

Everyone in the District, no matter where they live, deserves to feel safe in their neighborhood, whether they are walking the dog, going to school, pumping gas, or shopping for groceries.

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AG Schwalb Statement on the Passage of the Revised Criminal Code Act

AG Schwalb today issued the following statement on the Revised Criminal Code Act.

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Thank you.

My term as attorney general is rapidly coming to a close—but before it does, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you for putting your trust in me and for allowing me the opportunity to serve as your Attorney General for the past eight years.