Justice Dept. refocuses long-standing anti-violence program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is refocusing a long-standing violent crime initiative amid a string of violence and mass shootings across the U.S. that includes embedding federal agents with local homicide investigators and sweeps to arrest wanted fugitives with a significant history of violence.

In announcing the initiative on Wednesday, federal officials took strains to try to distinguish it from prior, similar operations, like Operation Legend, that became a political talking point during the end of the Trump administration.

“Today, we renew our commitment to reducing violent crime and building strong communities where all Americans are safe,” Attorney General . . .

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