Indianapolis, Indiana – Indianapolis was spotlighted as one of the major jurisdictions in the recent nationwide Operation North Star III led by the U.S. Marshals Service. This vast operation, spanning three months, culminated in the arrest of an astounding 4,455 fugitives across 20 major cities, reinforcing the federal government‘s commitment to addressing violent crime.
The United States Department of Justice shed light on this operation in a recent news release. Specifically, the operation zeroed in on violent offenders in a selection of cities, notably Indianapolis, Columbus, Cleveland, Houston, Chicago, Memphis, and Albuquerque. The success of this operation was manifest in the clearance of 2,818 warrants, encompassing charges such as homicide, forcible sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and firearms-related offenses.
Furthermore, the operation wasn’t just about capturing fugitives. Law enforcement agencies were also able to confiscate 555 firearms, 85 kilograms of illicit drugs, and a staggering sum exceeding $1 million in cash. These seizures emphasize the broader goal of Operation North Star III: not just arresting criminals, but also disrupting the infrastructure that supports their illegal activities.
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland praised the joint efforts in the news release, emphasizing the collective aim of the Justice Department and its law enforcement allies. Together with our law enforcement partners across the country,” Garland said, “the Justice Department is zeroing in on the violent fugitives responsible for the greatest crime in our communities.” He underscored the significance of the U.S. Marshals Service’s meticulous approach in focusing on the most dangerous criminals, leading to the arrest of over 4,400 fugitives in a mere three months.
As communities across these cities breathe a sigh of relief, it’s evident that such collaborative operations are instrumental in maintaining public safety and restoring faith in the justice system. For those seeking additional details or insights on Operation North Star III, visit the U.S. Marshals Service’s official website.