Operation Legend, controversial crime fighting program, ends with Donald Trump departure

CHICAGO (WLS) — It is the end of the road for a celebrated and debated federal law enforcement program that targeted rising violence in Chicago and several other big cities. Operation Legend is no more, six months after it began.

The Justice Department’s program was quietly canceled. The I-Team confirmed Monday its termination came with none of the commotion that accompanied the onset of the crime fighting program in Chicago, Milwaukee, Kansas City and six other cities.

When Operation Legend began in Chicago in July, the feds were already under fire for deploying agents to deal with street violence.


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