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Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Updates on Operation Legend in Memphis

Operation Legend is 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 initiative is named in honor of four-year-old LeGend Taliferro, who was shot and killed while he slept early in the morning of June 29 in Kansas City.

During a visit with law enforcement in Memphis on October 21, 2020, Attorney General William P. Barr announced updates on Operation Legend. Since the operation's launch in July 2020:

  • There have been nearly 5,500 arrests, including approximately 276 for homicide.
  • More than 2,000 firearms have been seized.
  • Nearly 28 kilos of heroin, nearly 16 kilos of fentanyl, more than 200 kilos of methamphetamine, more than 30 kilos of cocaine, and more than $7.3 million in drug proceeds have been seized.

Learn more about Operation Legend and view a location-specific breakdown of federal charges in the October 21 press release.

Date Created: October 21, 2020