By JANITA KAN
December 23, 2020
Outgoing Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday gave his last update on Operation Legend, a Trump administration initiative to drive down violent crime in major inner cities, saying that the program had led to over 6,000 arrests since its launch earlier this year.
The operation was launched in Kansas City, Missouri, in July and has since been expanded to eight cities that saw rising crime rates this past year. It involves surging federal agents and resources to inner cities to assist local and state law enforcement officials tackle violent crime and restore public safety.
Of those who were arrested, about 1,500 were charged with federal offenses, and 467 were suspected of homicide. The program also resulted in the seizure of 2