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Justice Department Announces $5.3 Million in Awards to Support Operation Legend

During an event on October 22, 2020, Attorney General William P. Barr announced that the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, through the Bureau of Justice Assistance, is making up to $5.3 million available in grants to support Operation Legend. Operation Legend is a sustained, systematic and coordinated initiative in which federal law enforcement agencies work in conjunction with state and local officials to fight violent crime.

Eight Operation Legend cities - Kansas City, Mo., Albuquerque, Cleveland, Detroit, Memphis, Milwaukee, St. Louis, and Indianapolis – will be eligible for up to $500,000 in grant funding to support Real Time Crime Centers, which provide police with rapid intelligence and instant information to help identify emerging crime patterns.

In addition, more than $1.3 million will fund special prosecutors who have been cross-designated to try federal firearms cases originating in Albuquerque, Memphis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, Mo.

Learn more about the funding in an October 22 press release.

Date Created: October 22, 2020