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Operation Legend: Update on Federal Charges

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, through Monday, August 31, 2020:

  • More than 2,000 arrests have been made, including 147 for homicide; 476 of those arrested have been charged with federal offenses.
  • More than 544 firearms have been seized.
  • More than seven kilos of fentanyl, 14 kilos of heroin, 12 kilos of cocaine, and 50 kilos of methamphetamine have been seized.

Learn more and view a breakdown of federal charges in the September 3 press release.

Date Published: September 3, 2020