[Ed. – These folks are the ones who torched Washington in the summer of 2020, burning historic St. John’s church, attacking cops, vandalizing national park and private property, and harassing innocent restaurant patrons. Meanwhile, people who inflicted no damage but trespassed at the U.S. Capitol on 6 January and took selfies are being held without bail or charges, a number of them for months now. The latter should certainly be punished, but their uncharged crimes don’t merit being held without bail. The former should be punished too, and the difference in treatment by the law, as regards prosecution and the sealing is records, is unjustifiable.]
The office of D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine said that it would offer to seal the arrest records of roughly 220 people detained for violating curfew orders in June during protests over the police killing of George Floyd.
Racine, a Democrat, in his announcement Thursday, said his office would send letters about the offer to those arrested in June 2020 in Washington, D.C., according to The Washington Post.
Those who receive the letter already know they are not being prosecuted, and an affirmative response to the offer will result in the office filing a motion to seal the person’s records.