Federal law enforcement operation in Indianapolis extended indefinitely

Operation Legend, a federal initiative to reduce gun violence in Indianapolis, has been extended beyond its planned 45-day duration. 

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The operation was announced Aug. 14 as an accelerated collaboration between local police and federal agents to tackle gun violence, drug trafficking and gang activity. Operation Legend was first deployed in Kansas City in response to increased violence and has since gone to cities such as Indianapolis, Chicago, Cleveland and Memphis.

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Wednesday marked the 45th day of the operation, but on Thursday, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana Josh Minkler told IndyStar it would be extended indefinitely.

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Minkler noted the surge of federal resources is not sustainable long term, but that the results so far pushed him to extend the operation

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