Trump administration sending federal police into St. Louis and Memphis

The Trump administration will expand its deployment of federal police to two Midwestern cities to work with local and state law enforcement departments following upticks in violent crime.

The Justice Department announced Thursday afternoon the expansion of Operation Legend to Memphis, Tennessee, and St. Louis, Missouri. The operation was first launched on July 8 in Kansas City, Missouri, and represents a federal effort to work with law enforcement in cities and counties that have seen higher rates of serious crimes committed in the past several months.

“Today, we have extended Operation Legend to Memphis and St. Louis, two cities experiencing increases in violent crime that no resident
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