Washington, D. C. Attorney General Karl Racine offered to seal arrest records of more than 200 people arrested for violating curfew during protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, The Washington Post reported.
Racine announced that he had sent letters to 220 protesters who violated the curfew informing them that if they responded to the letter, his office would act to seal the arrest record. His office has already announced that they weren’t going to be prosecuted for the charges, however.
“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,” Abbie McDonough, Racine’s communications director, told Fox News Baltimore.
“OAG is also proactively offering to file motions on behalf of eligible individuals and ask a judge to seal their arrest records to help make the process easier for those individuals and reduce hurdles to have their arrest records sealed.”