News & Updates

Ushering in 2024 at OAG

Happy 2024! It’s hard to believe that January is already drawing to a close. Here at the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), we hit the ground running, kicking off the year with a new public safety grant program and a series of successful wage theft and consumer protection cases that put…

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Attorney General Schwalb Announces "Leaders of Tomorrow" Violence Prevention Grants

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is launching a new series of public safety grants—the “Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Violence Prevention Grant Program”—designed to foster positive development among District youth. The grants will…

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Reflecting on My First Year as Your Attorney General

When I was sworn into office nearly one year ago, humbled by the trust District residents placed in me to represent and advocate for them, I pledged to use the law to combat persistent equity gaps, defend and strengthen the fundamental rights of all who live and work here, ensure that our…

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Attorney General Schwalb Leads Coalition Urging Supreme Court To Uphold Ban on Bump Stocks

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb led a group of 23 state attorneys general urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a federal rule banning bump stocks, devices that effectively convert semiautomatic firearms into illegal automatic weapons. In an amicus brief filed in Garland v. Cargill, the…

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Attorney General Schwalb Urges District Residents To Report Hate Crimes And Unite Against Antisemitism and Islamophobia

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today released the below statement urging District residents to report incidents of hate crimes or bias-motivated violence to the Office of the Attorney General and to unite against antisemitism and Islamophobia:

Highlighting the Incredible Talents of District Youth

There are so many young people in the District doing extraordinary things, often against extraordinary odds, and they aren’t celebrated nearly enough. Far too frequently, discussions about young people are overshadowed by negative stereotypes or misconceptions. That’s why, at the Office of the…

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Attorney General Schwalb Announces Student Video Contest to Raise Awareness About the Dangers of Driving Under the Influence

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced the second annual “Impaired? – No Time to Drive” student video contest challenging District high school students to submit brief, creative Public Service Announcement videos highlighting the dangerous consequences of driving while impaired by…

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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.

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