Trump expands Operation Legend to contain surge of violence in US cities. TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S PROGRAM LEADS TO BIG DROP IN VIOLENT CRIME IN ALBUQUERQUE AND OTHER DANGEROUS CITIES. 34 year old Christopher Leyba could get ten years in prison if convicted … The City welcomes the continued federal partnerships to carry out those task force operations as they currently operate. 126 people in Albuquerque charged with federal crimes through Operation Legend Operation Legend was named after LeGend Taliferro, a four-year-old boy who was fatally shot in June while sleeping in his Kansas City apartment. Operation Legend is named for LeGend Taliferro, a 4-year-old boy who was shot and killed while he slept early on June 29 in Kansas City, Missouri, according to the Department of Justice’s website. 09.17.2020 — Albuquerque Man Charged with Robbery Under Operation Legend 09.15.2020 — Federal, State, and Local Agencies Work Together to Curb Gun Violence in Shreveport Bowdich said Operation Legend is personal to him because of Albuquerque’s struggles with violent crime. Originally launched in Kansas City, MO., additional cities include Chicago and Albuquerque Today, Attorney General William P. Barr joined President Donald J. Trump to announce the expansion of Operation Legend to Chicago and Albuquerque. Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)–Two more arrests have been made in the Albuquerque area related to the federal government’s Operation Legend. Trump expanding Justice Department’s Operation Legend to Chicago, Albuquerque By Michael Wilner, Bryan Lowry, and Cortlynn Stark. When it was announced that Operation Legend was expanding to Albuquerque, there was an immediate pushback from community leaders. Operation Legend involves more than 200 agents from Justice Department components in Kansas City, a similar number in Chicago, and 35 in Albuquerque, and it is … According to a Facebook event page, the gathering was held by the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice as well as several other of the organization’s partners. No other cities have been officially announced at … The Bernalillo County Sheriffs Office says one of the suspects, 33 year old Nicholas Gurule, has been arrested more than a dozen times before. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It has been more than a month since federal agents arrived in Albuquerque as part of the controversial crime-fighting effort Operation Legend.U.S. Operation Legend is a sustained, systematic and coordinated law enforcement initiative in which federal law enforcement agencies work in conjunction … Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Mote is prosecuting the case as part of the Department of Justice’s Operation Legend, a coordinated federal and local law enforcement initiative to fight gun and dangerous crime. Last year, the city had 80 homicides, its highest number on record. Albuquerque is among nine … At a roundtable with law enforcement in Albuquerque today, Attorney General William P. Barr announced updates on Operation Legend, which was expanded to Albuquerque on July 22, 2020. On July 22, President Donald Trump announced the expansion of Operation Legend to Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Copy {copyShortcut} … "Operation Legend" is named after a 4-year-old boy, LeGend Taliferro, who was shot and killed while sleeping in his home. Since the operation’s expansion through Aug. 31, 35 defendants have been charged with federal crimes. The president singled out Chicago’s latest spike in murders and shootings as an example of why he was forced to act. But the incident, a homicide, happened more than a month ago and federal agents have been Operation Legend gained additional notoriety when videos surfaced of officers in Portland, Ore. grabbing protestors off the streets and dragging them into unmarked vehicles. Operation Legend charge Posted on November 2, 2020 Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)–The Federal government’s Operation Legend has grabbed another suspect in Albuquerque. LeGend’s city was the first area to receive additional resources when Attorney General William Barr announced the launch of Operation Legend on July 8, 2020. ET (1915 GMT) on Wednesday. The operation … Among the charges brought under Operation Legend in Albuquerque to date: 8 defendants charged with … The FBI and the Albuquerque Police Department investigated this case. ... Cleveland, Albuquerque… ALBUQUERQUE, OCTOBER 14 — U.S. Attorney General William Barr came to Albuquerque today to show how the Trump Administration’s Operation Legend is making significant progress in the national fight against violent crime. Trump to expand DOJ's 'Operation Legend' to Chicago, Albuquerque amid unrest The president is expected to make the announcement during a "law and order" event Wednesday If Trump has “secret police,” as Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller told CNN, they’re Keller’s secret police too. So so, thanks to all of you for your hard work in implementing Operation Legend here in Albuquerque, uh, these efforts, these law enforcement efforts have made a real difference here in Albuquerque. Carlos Trevon Morris, 44, was arrested by federal officers on Tuesday. President Trump announced Wednesday afternoon that under Operation Legend — an initiative launched in Kansas City, Missouri earlier this month — dozens of federal officers will soon come to Albuquerque, as well as Chicago. Trump to expand 'Operation Legend' crime initiative to Albuquerque - official Back to video Trump is scheduled to make remarks about the program at 3:15 p.m. The operation was launched by the Justice Department in July in Kansas City. The operation was expanded July 22 to Albuquerque. Operation Legend — named after 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro, who was fatally shot while sleeping in a Kansas City apartment late last month — was announced on July 8. by David Correia, Ernesto Longa, and Justin Bendell President Trump announced an expansion to Operation Legend in a July 22 White House press conference, calling … Albuquerque, on pace to break its 2019 record for homicides in the city, was added to the Operation Legend list on July 22, but Keller says so far he has … President Donald Trump announced a plan on Wednesday to send federal agents to the Democratic-run cities of Chicago and Albuquerque to crack down on violent crime in an escalation of his "law and order" theme heading into the final months before the presidential election. Reports emerged Tuesday that this move by Trump was likely, as reported in the Daily Lobo. Operation Legend stirs up dust in Albuquerque. President Trump expanding Justice Department’s Operation LeGend to Chicago, Albuquerque. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Demonstrators arrived at Kit Carson Park in southwest Albuquerque on Thursday, July 30 in protest of the 35 federal agents coming to the city as part of “Operation Legend”. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is prosecuting what appears to be its first Operation Legend case in Albuquerque – charging a defendant with being a felon in possession of a firearm during an incident last month. Share Shares Copy Link. Operation Legend and its December precursor, Operation Relentless Pursuit, are both funding surveillance technology in cities across the country. Albuquerque, NM 87103 Re: Operation Legend Dear Mr. Anderson: As you know, the City is currently partnering with several federal agencies to fight violent crime and gun crime. Agents arrest 35 people they say are repeat offenders