Milwaukee Police Department
Press Release

MPD responds to reported deployment of federal agents in Milwaukee


By - Jul 23rd, 2020 07:42 pm

In May 2020, the Milwaukee Police Department joined U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger, Mayor Tom Barrett and our federal partners to announce our partnership with Operation Relentless Pursuit to address violent crime, drug trafficking and the illegal use of firearms.

Operation Relentless Pursuit has since been renamed to Operation Legend after the tragic death of four-year-old LeGend Taliferro in Kansas City, Missouri in June 2020. Despite the name change, the focus of this operation remains the same and we remain committed to our partnership.

The Milwaukee Police Department is aware of the deployment of federal agents to other cities for the purpose of providing support to those local law enforcement agencies as they address their civil unrest. The Milwaukee Police Department respectfully declines the deployment of federal agents in Milwaukee for this purpose. We look forward to continuing to work with our federal partners on other joint initiatives such as those addressing violent crime, drug trafficking, internet crimes against children, and human trafficking.

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