Operation Legend Leads to Over 6,000 Arrests

Attorney General announced the results of the operation prior to retiring.

On his last day as head of the Justice Department, Attorney General William Barr announced that Operation Legend has yielded more than 6,000 arrests, as well as the seizure of thousands of guns and hundreds of kilos of drugs, since its inception on July 8, 2020. Federal charges have been brought in roughly 1,500 cases.

“Operation Legend removed violent criminals, domestic abusers, carjackers and drug traffickers from nine cities which were experiencing stubbornly high crime and took illegal firearms, illegal narcotics and illicit monies off the streets. By most standards, many would consider these results as a resounding success—amid a global pandemic, the results are extraordinary. I commend our federal law enforcement and prosecutors for seamlessly executing this operation in partnership with state and local law enforcement,” said Attorney General Barr. “When we launched Operation Legend, our goal was to disrupt and reduce violent crime, hold violent offenders accountable and give these communities the safety they deserve in memory of LeGend Taliferro, whose young life was claimed by violent crime, undoubtedly, we achieved it.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • With gratitude for former Attorney General Barr’s service to the nation as he transitions into retirement.
  • For wisdom for Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen as he leads the Justice Department.
  • For the president’s administration as they seek to protect the nation from violence and organized criminal activity.

Sources: Justice Department, Washington Examiner


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