A Biden-appointed U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia declined to prosecute 67% of those arrested in 2021, according to a new report.
U.S. attorney Matthew Graves declined to prosecute most cases, leaving criminals on the streets while crime in the capital continued to surge.
According to Graves, most of the arrests he declined were nonviolent crimes, including gun and drug possession, burglaries, and misdemeanors. He told the Washington Post that the city's prosecution rate for violent crimes was 87.9% last year.
"The bottom line is that it creates the impression that this is an across the board decrease in the number of cases we are bringing. That is simply not true," Graves claimed.