Operation Legend Results in 1,000 Arrests

Numbers charged with federal crimes, firearms seized.

Attorney General William Barr announced Wednesday that at least 207 people have been charged with a federal crime and more than 1,000 arrests have been made in major metropolitan cities since the Department of Justice launched Operation Legend last month. In addition, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has seized nearly 400 firearms.

The attorney general launched Operation Legend on July 8 as “a sustained, systematic and coordinated law enforcement initiative in which federal law enforcement agencies work in conjunction with state and local law enforcement officials to fight violent crime,” the DOJ said in a press release.

It was named in honor of 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro, who was shot and killed while he slept in the early morning of June 19 in Kansas City, Missouri. Last week, a Jackson County prosecutor announced that second-degree murder charges had been lodged against the boy’s suspected killer.

“Operation Legend is the heart of the federal government’s response to this upturn in violent crime. Its mission is to save lives, solve crimes and take violent offenders off the streets before they can claim more victims,” Barr said. “Rather than demonizing and defunding our police, we are supporting and strengthening our law enforcement partners at the state and local level.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Attorney General Barr and others in the Department of Justice and officials within local law enforcement departments as they strive to make a proper response to the upturn in violent crime in major U.S. cities.
  • For the families and communities being impacted by criminal behavior of demonstrators.

Sources: The Hill, CNBC, Fox News


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