MILWAUKEE — More people continue to be charged with violent crimes due to Operation Legend in Milwaukee.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 54 people have been charged with federal crimes:
- 25 defendants have been charged with narcotics-related offenses;
- 25 defendants have been charged with firearms-related offenses; and
- 4 defendant has been charged with other violent crimes
Operation Legend began in the start of the summer. Dozens of federal investigators were sent to Milwaukee in efforts on reducing violent crime.
The national operation was launched to crack down on what President Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr describe as rising violent crime in American cities. Members of the operation first deployed to Kansas City but the operation has since expanded to a number of large cities, inducing Chicago, Cleveland, Albuquerque, Detroit, St. Louis, Memphis, Indianapolis and Milwaukee.
Overall, more than 5,000 arrests have been made across the country.