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Donald Trump sending federal officers to Chicago, Albuquerque as re-election campaign emphasises ‘law and order’ – ABC News

President Donald Trump attributes “a shocking explosion of … crimes of violence” across the US to the recent protest movement and attempts to defund the police, despite experts blaming spikes on a number of other factors.

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US President Donald Trump has announced he will send federal agents to Chicago and Albuquerque to help combat rising crime, expanding the administration’s intervention into local enforcement as he runs for re-election under a “law-and-order” mantle.
Key points:

  • Mr Trump has already sent federal officers to Portland and other cities to maintain law and order
  • This latest move is part of Operation Legend, which has brought more than 200 arrests
  • Local authorities have criti…

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