Trump Administration Sending Federal Law Enforcement to Memphis and St. Louis
Federal law enforcement agents from the FBI, DEA, and ATF will be sent to Memphis and St. Louis “to enforce federal law and assist American cities that are experiencing upticks in violent crime”.
Memphis and St. Louis are reportedly experiencing “high levels of violent crime, particularly gun violence”. Homicides in Memphis are currently up 49%, and in St. Louis nearly 34% over 2019.
Similarly, Federal agents have already been deployed to Portland, Kansas City, Chicago, Albuquerque, Detroit, Cleveland, and Milwaukee within the past few months.