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Operation Legend results in 100 Detroit-area defendants charged with federal offenses

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Posted at 7:37 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 19:37:08-05

(WXYZ) — On Wednesday, Attorney General William Barr released the results of Operation Legend, which targeted violent criminals, drug traffickers and more in nine U.S. cities including Detroit.

RELATED: Attorney General William Barr talks Operation Legend in Detroit

The program was first launched in Kansas City, Missouri in July, and gradually included more major cities.

“Operation Legend removed violent criminals, domestic abusers, carjackers and drug traffickers from nine cities which were experiencing stubbornly high crime and took illegal firearms, illegal narcotics and illicit monies off the streets. By most standards, many would consider these results as a resounding success—amid a global pandemic, the results are extraordinary. I commend our federal law enforcement and prosecutors for seamlessly executing this operation in partnership with state and local law enforcement,” Barr said.

“When we launched Operation Legend, our goal was to disrupt and reduce violent crime, hold violent offenders accountable and give these communities the safety they deserve in memory of LeGend Taliferro, whose young life was claimed by violent crime, undoubtedly, we achieved it,” he added.

Operation Legend brought about over 6,000 arrests, the seizure of more than 2,600 firearms and several kilos of illegal drugs.

In Detroit, there were 100 Operation Legend arrests:

  • 33 defendants have been charged with narcotics-related offenses;
  • 64 defendants have been charged with firearms-related offenses; and
  • Three defendants have been charged with other violent crimes.

View breakdowns of other major cities below:

Kansas City, MO.
196 defendants have been charged with federal crimes outlined below.
75 defendants have been charged with narcotics-related offenses;
107 defendants have been charged with firearms-related offenses; and
14 defendants have been charged with other violent crimes.

Chicago, Ill.
176 defendants have been charged with federal crimes outlined below.
40 defendants have been charged with narcotics-related offenses;
130 defendants have been charged with firearms-related offenses; and
Six defendants have been charged with other violent crimes.

Albuquerque, NM.
167 defendants have been charged with federal crimes outlined below.
60 defendants have been charged with narcotics-related offenses;
85 defendants have been charged with firearms-related offenses; and
22 defendants have been charged with other violent crimes.

Kansas City, MO.

196 defendants have been charged with federal crimes outlined below.

  • 75 defendants have been charged with narcotics-related offenses;
  • 107 defendants have been charged with firearms-related offenses; and
  • 14 defendants have been charged with other violent crimes.

Chicago, Ill.
176 defendants have been charged with federal crimes outlined below.

  • 40 defendants have been charged with narcotics-related offenses;
  • 130 defendants have been charged with firearms-related offenses; and
  • Six defendants have been charged with other violent crimes.

Albuquerque, NM.
167 defendants have been charged with federal crimes outlined below.

  • 60 defendants have been charged with narcotics-related offenses;
  • 85 defendants have been charged with firearms-related offenses; and
  • 22 defendants have been charged with other violent crimes.

Cleveland, OH.
119 defendants have been charged with federal crimes outlined below.

  • 60 defendants have been charged with narcotics-related offenses;
  • 55 defendants have been charged with firearms-related offenses; and
  • Four defendants have been charged with other violent crimes.

Detroit, MI.
100 defendants have been charged with federal offenses outlined below.

  • 33 defendants have been charged with narcotics-related offenses;
  • 64 defendants have been charged with firearms-related offenses; and
  • Three defendants have been charged with other violent crimes.

Milwaukee, WI.
74 defendants have been charged with federal crimes outlined below.

  • 34 defendants have been charged with firearm related offenses;
  • 32 defendants have been charged with narcotic related offenses;
  • Eight defendants have been charged with other violent crimes.

St. Louis, MO.
450 defendants have been charged with federal crimes outlined below.

  • 193 defendants have been charged with narcotics-related offenses;
  • 231 defendants have been charged with firearms-related offenses; and
  • 26 defendants have been charged with other violent crimes.

Memphis, Tenn.
124 defendants have been charged with federal crimes outlined below.

  • 53 defendants have been charged with narcotics-related offenses;
  • 47 defendants have been charged with firearms-related offenses; and
  • 24 defendants have been charged with other violent crimes.

Indianapolis, IN.
94 defendants have been charged with federal crimes outlined below.

  • 18 defendants have been charged with narcotics-related offenses;
  • 64 defendants have been charged with firearms-related offenses; and
  • 12 defendants have been charged with other violent crimes.

119 defendants have been charged with federal crimes outlined below.60 defendants have been charged with narcotics-related offenses;
55 defendants have been charged with firearms-related offenses; and
Four defendants have been charged with other violent crimes.

Milwaukee, WI.
74 defendants have been charged with federal crimes outlined below.
34 defendants have been charged with firearm related offenses;
32 defendants have been charged with narcotic related offenses;
Eight defendants have been charged with other violent crimes.

St. Louis, MO.
450 defendants have been charged with federal crimes outlined below.
193 defendants have been charged with narcotics-related offenses;
231 defendants have been charged with firearms-related offenses; and
26 defendants have been charged with other violent crimes.

Memphis, Tenn.
124 defendants have been charged with federal crimes outlined below.
53 defendants have been charged with narcotics-related offenses;
47 defendants have been charged with firearms-related offenses; and
24 defendants have been charged with other violent crimes.

Indianapolis, IN.
94 defendants have been charged with federal crimes outlined below.
18 defendants have been charged with narcotics-related offenses;
64 defendants have been charged with firearms-related offenses; and
12 defendants have been charged with other violent crimes.