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Press Release

AG Racine Leads Coalition of 20 Attorneys General Backing Important New Federal Rule to Regulate Ghost Guns & Make Communities Safer

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today, alongside his counterparts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, led a group of 20 Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief supporting an important new federal rule regulating “ghost guns”: unserialized weapons that are often made at home from weapon parts…

Topics: Public Safety
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AG Racine Forces Owners & Managers of Apartment Buildings to Pay More Than $2 million to the District, Improve Public Safety Around Properties in Lawsuit Brought by OAG

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced the resolution of three cases including one in which the owners and property managers of two apartment buildings in Ward 4 will pay the District more than $2 million for public safety and housing code violations and remedy those conditions, and two…

Testimony

Testimony on Paternity Establishment Amendment Act

OAG testified before DC Council about needed reforms to modernize our approach to establishing paternity.

Topics: Child Support

Making DC Safer, in the Short and Long Term

Our most important role is to help protect our neighbors—and we take that job very seriously.

Topics: Public Safety
Press Release

AG Racine Statement on OAG's Prosecution of Juvenile Violent Crime

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued the following statement about the Office of the Attorney General (OAG)’s prosecution of violent crime by juveniles. OAG prosecutes all incidents of violent crime committed by juveniles, where there is sufficient evidence to do so. These efforts are…

Topics: Public Safety
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AG Racine Files a Notice of Appeal in Purdue Pharma & Sackler Bankruptcy Plan

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that he filed a notice of appeal in Purdue Pharma’s flawed bankruptcy plan. He asserted that the plan is inadequate, and that a bankruptcy court does not have the authority to prevent attorneys general from enforcing state law, including the…

Topics: Public Safety
Testimony

OAG Testimony on B24-0063, the “Second Chance Amendment Act of 2021” and B24-0110, the “Criminal Record Expungement Amendment Act of 2021”

Statement of Jeminé Trouth, Assistant Chief of the Criminal Section with the Public Safety Division, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

Topics: Public Safety
Press Release

Coalition of 24 Attorneys General Express Opposition to Opioid Manufacturer Purdue Pharma's Bankruptcy Plan

Attorney General Karl A. Racine joined 23 other state attorneys general in issuing a statement expressing disappointment in a plan filed by opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma in bankruptcy court.