Attorney General Bill Barr and FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich dropped the hammer with Operation Legend, a plan to keep our streets safe, in July.
Today they announced the eye-opening results of their campaign in Kansas City. The Justice Department said it has arrested 1,000 people so far. 217 have been charged with federal crimes. Over 400 firearms were also seized.
In Chicago, 61 defendants have been charged with federal crimes. 32 were charged in Cleveland, 22 in Detroit, and 11 were charged with federal crimes in Milwaukee,
From Fox News:
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 in July, U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced on Wednesday.
Nearly 400 firearms have been seized by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
Barr 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 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 29 in Kansas City, Mo.
Last week, a Jackson County prosecutor announced second-degree murder charges against his suspected killer, 22-year-old Ryson Ellis, who was being held in Tulsa County Jail.
First launched in Kansas City, Operation Legend expanded to Chicago and Albuquerque on July 22, to Cleveland, Detroit, and Milwaukee on July 29, to St. Louis and Memphis on August 6, and to Indianapolis on August 14.
— Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) August 19, 2020