Madeline Sponsler, FISM News
President Donald Trump’s administration just announced “Operation Legend” program to include Albuquerque, New Mexico, in a further effort by federal officials to tackle violence, an administration official said.
The program involves deploying federal law enforcement agents to U.S. cities to assist local police in combating what the Justice Department has described as a “surge” of violent crime. The “Operation Legend” program involves federal agents from the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service and other agencies, partnering with local law enforcement.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said federal intervention was not required to help with violence in New York City, and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has also urged Trump not to send unidentified federal agents to her city.
“Operation Legend” is named for LeGend Taliferro, a 4-year-old boy who was shot and killed while he slept early June 29 in Kansas City, Missouri, according to the Department of Justice’s website.
Sourced from Reuters, DOJ, AP News