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 kits or partially complete frames and receivers and can be purchased without background checks. 

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 other resolutions requiring owners in Wards 7 and 8 to make needed updates to the properties to make them safer for residents.

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 one part of a broader effort at the agency to help improve public safety in the short and long-term – and that requires support of others involved in the criminal justice system, like the Mayor, Council, and Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

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 decision to pursue the company’s owners, members of the Sackler family, for their illegal conduct.