Posted on May 6, 2021

D.C. Attorney General Offers to Seal Records of Some Arrested During Floyd Protests

Justin Wm. Moore, Washington Post, April 29, 2021

The office of D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine (D) said Thursday that it will offer to seal the arrest records of more than 200 people detained for violating curfew orders during protests in early June after the police slaying of George Floyd.


Though the people already know they were not being prosecuted, the statement said, the letters will inform them that they are eligible to have the record of their arrest sealed and that the attorney general will file a motion to seal on their behalf if they respond.


Abbie McDonough, a spokeswoman for the attorney general, said in the statement that the office wants “to help make the process easier for those individuals and reduce hurdles to have their arrest records sealed.”

“We declined to prosecute the vast majority of protesters who were arrested in early June 2020 for violating the Mayor’s curfew order while peacefully protesting in the District,” she said.