President Trump To Deploy More Federal Agents To Cities In Effort To Crack Down On Violence


On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced his plan to send federal agents to cities including Chicago and Albuquerque, in order to crack down on violent crime.

Trump, joined at a White House event by Attorney General William Barr, unveiled an expansion of the “Operation Legend” program to more cities in a further effort by federal officials to tackle violence. “Today I’m announcing a surge of federal law enforcement into American communities plagued by violent crime,” said Trump, adding, “This bloodshed must end; this bloodshed will end.”

The program involves deploying federal law enforcement agents to assist local police in combating what the Justice Department has described as a “surge” of violent crime. Operation Legend involves federal agents from the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service and other agencies partnering with local law enforcement.

Trump deploys more federal agents to cities in effort to crack down on violence


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