NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

What The U.S. Attorney In Kansas City Knows About A New Federal Crime Intervention

Ways To Subscribe
kc_federal_courthouse.jpg
Chris Murphy
/
KCUR 89.3
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri is heading up federal efforts in "Operation LeGedn."

With homicides up 40% this year, President Trump has decided to attempt to stem the tide by sending hundreds of agents from several federal bureaus to Kansas City, Missouri.

4-year-old LeGend Taliaferro was shot and killed last month while he was sleeping. It's just one of the many unsolved homicides this year in Kansas City. Mayor Lucas wrote a letter to the governor of Missouri expressing his concern over the trend, which resulted in the announcement that more than 200 federal agents will be coming to the city to help.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Grace Cole is an intern for KCUR's Up To Date.