State resolves two mistaken-conviction lawsuits

TOPEKA – (January 25, 2022) – The attorney general’s office has resolved two additional lawsuits filed under the state’s mistaken-conviction…

Annual crime victims’ service awards open for nomination

TOPEKA – (January 25, 2022) – Five awards that recognize service to victims of crime are open for nomination, Kansas…

AG Derek Schmidt statement on Kansas Supreme Court affirming death penalty sentences for Jonathan D. Carr and Reginald D. Carr Jr.

TOPEKA – (January 21, 2022) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following statement in connection with today’s rulings…

Tescott man sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for aggravated robbery, aggravated battery

MINNEAPOLIS – (January 21, 2022) – A Tescott man has been sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for…

AG Derek Schmidt calls on OSHA to withdraw vaccine mandate rule following U.S. Supreme Court ruling

TOPEKA – (January 20, 2022) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is calling on the federal Occupation Safety and Health…

AG Derek Schmidt urges U.S. Department of State to increase fight against fentanyl

TOPEKA – (January 14, 2022) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has called on the U.S. State Department to increase…

Supreme Court blocked OSHA mandate, allows healthcare mandate to take effect

TOPEKA – (January 13, 2022) – The U.S. Supreme Court today blocked the Biden administration’s mandate that most private employers…

AG Derek Schmidt, KBI recognize Amber Alert Awareness Day

TOPEKA – (January 13, 2022) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and KBI Director Kirk Thompson remind Kansans to stay…

AG Derek Schmidt announces partnership with Rotary to combat human trafficking

TOPEKA – (January 11, 2022) – The Kansas Office of the Attorney General will partner with Kansas Rotary International districts…

Kentucky man ordered to pay $25,000 in restitution for securities fraud

McPHERSON – (January 7, 2022) – A Kentucky man was ordered to pay $25,000 in restitution to a McPherson County…

Kansas Supreme Court rejects challenge to Senate Bill 40

TOPEKA – (January 7, 2022) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following statement on today’s Kansas Supreme Court…

AG Derek Schmidt and KBI announce National Missing Children’s Day poster contest

TOPEKA – (January 6, 2022) – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is accepting entries for the 2022 Missing Children’s…

AG Derek Schmidt obtains fourth injunction against overreaching Biden administration vaccine mandates

TOPEKA – (January 3, 2022) – A federal judge this past weekend temporarily prohibited the Biden administration from enforcing its…

Cherokee County man sentenced to life in prison for 2020 murders

COLUMBUS – (December 27, 2021) – A Cherokee County man has been sentenced to life in prison for the murders…

191 crime victims to receive support

TOPEKA – (December 23, 2021) – The Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board has awarded financial assistance to 191 victims of…

AG Derek Schmidt backs disaster-relief legislation for wildfire damage

PARADISE, Kan. – (December 23, 2021) – When it reconvenes early next month, the Legislature should make a priority to…

Coffeyville man pleads no contest to 1st degree murder for 2019 shooting death

INDEPENDENCE – (December 21, 2021) – A Coffeyville man has pleaded no contest to first-degree murder for a 2019 shooting…

AG Derek Schmidt sues Biden administration over new federal vaccine mandate for Head Start programs

TOPEKA – (December 21, 2021) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today filed a federal lawsuit challenging the new federal…

More than $1 billion recovered for Kansas taxpayers, consumers since 2011

TOPEKA – (December 13, 2021) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s administration has eclipsed a significant milestone, surpassing more than…

AG Derek Schmidt urges ALI to reject penal code amendments that leave victims of sex crimes vulnerable, put children at risk

TOPEKA – (December 9, 2021) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today urged the American Law Institute (ALI) to reject…