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Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Updates on Operation Legend at Press Conference in Kansas City, Missouri

At an August 19, 2020, press conference in Kansas City, Missouri, Attorney General William P. Barr announced updates on Operation Legend.

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. 

Since the operation’s launch on July 8, 2020, there have been more than 1,000 arrests, including defendants who have been charged in state and local courts. Of those arrests, approximately 217 defendants have been charged with federal crimes. In addition, nearly 400 firearms have been seized by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as part of Operation Legend efforts.

Learn more and view a breakdown of the federal charges in each district in the Department of Justice press release. Also view Attorney General Barr's prepared remarks from the event.

Date Created: August 19, 2020