Teams of federal and local authorities have made more than 1,000 arrests, including suspects in 90 homicides, as part of a national crackdown on violent crime in nine U.S. cities, Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday. 

Barr's announcement comes more than a month after the Trump administration launched the enforcement effort, known as Operation Legend.

Last week, Kansas City, Missouri, authorities announced the arrest of a suspect in the slaying of LeGend Taliferro, a 4-year-old boy for whom the effort was named, after about 200 federal agents had been dispatched to the city.

"For us, LeGend is a symbol of the many hundreds of innocent lives that have been taken in the recent upsurge of crime in many of our cities this summer," Barr said at briefing in Kansas City. "His life mattered; his name should be remembered.  And his senseless death, like that of other innocent victims during the recent surge of violent crime, should be unacceptable to all Americans." 

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