News & Updates

Cure the Streets Spotlight: Lorenzo Sanders

Lorenzo is a violence interrupter for Cure the Streets in Ward 7’s Marshall Heights and Benning Heights neighborhoods. He’s a father of three children, but when you see him walking the streets in the community, you quickly realize that he’s a father figure to many.

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Cure the Streets Spotlight: Jovan Davis

Jovan is a Program Manager for OAG’s Cure the Streets Washington Highlands site in Ward 8—he’s also a father and visionary.

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Cure the Streets Spotlight: Cotey Wynn

As a Program Supervisor with OAG’s Cure the Streets, Cotey Wynn leads a team of six violence interrupters and outreach workers. 

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AG Racine Announces Monsanto Will Pay $52 Million To District Over Toxic PCB Contamination

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Monsanto will pay $52 million to resolve a lawsuit over the company’s production, promotion, and sale of toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that damaged the District’s natural resources and put the health of residents at risk.

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AG Racine Announces Castle Management to Pay $3.5 Million to Ward 8 Tenants and the District Over Deplorable Housing Conditions

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Castle Management and other defendants, which owned and managed the Forest Ridge and The Vista Apartment complexes (398 units) in Ward 8, will pay $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit over dangerous and deplorable conditions at its properties.

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AG Racine Leads 10-State Coalition Supporting States’ Right To Enact Public Health Policies That Prevent Opioid Overdoses

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a coalition of 10 Attorneys General in supporting the rights of states to enact public health policies that can prevent opioid overdoses and save lives.

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Reducing Violence Amid Coronavirus

June is dedicated to Gun violence awareness. Gun violence is one of the leading causes of death in adolescents nationwide.

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AG Racine Sues Gun Manufacturer Polymer80 for Illegally Advertising and Selling Untraceable Firearms to District Consumers

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit against Polymer80, Inc., a gun manufacturer that sells untraceable partially-assembled semi-automatic rifles and handguns, for advertising and selling illegal guns to District consumers.

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Cure the Streets Boosts Census Participation in Ward 8

In addition to their important work interrupting and de-escalating violence in target neighborhoods in the District, OAG’s Cure the Streets teams have been busy encouraging people to complete the Census.

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AG Racine Sues DCHA for Endangering Thousands of Tenants at 10 Public Housing Properties

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit against the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) for endangering over 5,000 tenants at 10 public housing properties—as well as the surrounding communities in Wards 1, 5, 6, and 7—by failing to confront drug- and firearm-related…

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