WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine today released a new, comprehensive report highlighting the breadth of work of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) over the past eight years.
The report details how AG Racine and his colleagues have:
- Built an independent agency that works every day on behalf of DC residents.
- Engaged with the community, even amidst a global pandemic.
- Served DC families in need of additional support—including testimonials from residents OAG has served.
- Collaborated across government to expand protections to tenants, consumers, and workers and to increase public safety and fairness in our justice system.
- Won more than $201.8 million for DC Residents, including more than $35 million in restitution for DC consumers and $4.8 million for DC tenants.
- Saved more than $3 billion in taxpayer funds by defending DC government in court.
- Fought for DC statehood by advocating before the court, leveraging national support from attorneys general, and defending democracy.
“When I took office in 2015, I vowed to fulfill the statutory mandate that the Office of Attorney General be independent, use the law in the public interest, represent the District zealously in court, and defend DC values. This report is just a snapshot of the work my colleagues and I have accomplished over the last eight years, but there’s so much more to do,” said AG Racine. “As I near the end of my second and final term as DC’s first elected and independent Attorney General, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the residents of the District of Columbia. It has been the privilege of a lifetime to work on your behalf—alongside my exceptional colleagues—to make the District a more fair and just city.”