St. Louis, Missouri 2020-10-16 19:44:00 –
ST. Louis (KMOV.com)-St. Louis Attorney General Kim Gardner said Attorney General William Barr is using “Operation Legend” for political gain.
A circuit attorney said, “Do you feel safer with federal intervention? Fake statistics. People in the city of St. Louis are not politically driven, fake gerrymander-based throbbing, but long-term violent crimes. Deserves a solution. -Period statistics. “
Bar was in St. Louis on Thursday and led a roundtable on federal initiatives used to combat violent crime in nine major metropolitan areas.
Since the start of Operation LeGend, the city’s murder rate has fallen by 49%, Barr said.
However, the overall homicide rate this year has been the highest since more than 20 years ago, more than 30% higher than this time last year.