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AG Racine Leads Bipartisan Coalition of 50 Attorneys General Condemning Violent Attack on U.S. Capitol

Attorney General Karl A. Racine, along with Colorado AG Phil Weiser, Idaho AG Lawrence Wasden, and Nebraska AG Doug Peterson, today co-led a bipartisan coalition of 50 Attorneys General and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) condemning the January 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol…

Topics: Public Safety
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Statement by AG Racine in Response to Breach of U.S. Capitol Building

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued a statement as protests downtown resulted in a breach of the U.S. Capitol Building.

Topics: Public Safety
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Statement by AG Racine on Settlement with Catholic Archdiocese of Washington

Attorney General Karl A. Racine issued a statement on today’s settlement with the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington.

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Statement by AG Racine on New D.C. MPD Chief Robert J. Contee III

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued a statement after news that Mayor Bowser has selected Robert J. Contee III as the District of Columbia’s next Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department.

Topics: Public Safety
Testimony

OAG Testimony on Exploring Non-Law Enforcement Alternatives to Meeting Community Needs

 Statement of Elizabeth A. Wieser, Deputy Attorney General – Public Safety Division, Office of the Attorney General  

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AG Racine Leads 19-State Coalition Arguing ATF Has Failed to Regulate Ghost Guns

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced he led a coalition of 19 Attorneys General urging the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to compel the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to properly regulate untraceable partially-assembled “ghost guns…

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AG Racine Applauds Council's Passage of Criminal Justice Reform and Civil Rights Legislation

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today applauds the Council’s passage of several important pieces of criminal justice reform and civil rights legislation, including the Omnibus Public Safety and Justice Amendment Act of 2020 and the Bella Evangelista and Tony Hunter Panic Defense Prohibition and…

A Victory for Police Reform

This victory ensures that officers who violate MPD policy or the law are not shielded from discipline due to contract provisions that are not in the public interest.

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OP-ED: Too many D.C. families count on food stamps to allow the president to cut the program

The courts this month struck down the president’s plan to cut food stamps to more than 700,000 Americans.

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AG Racine Sues Washington Hebrew Congregation’s Preschool for Endangering Children, Violating District Childcare Safety Laws

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit against Washington Hebrew Congregation (WHC), a synagogue that also operates a fee-based childcare center, for routinely ignoring District laws designed to protect children and creating an environment ripe for abuse.

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