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300 fugitives arrested in NYC in Marshals operation

About 339 fugitives were arrested in New York City last month as part of a statewide crackdown targeting people accused of murder, sexual assault and other violent crimes, the US Marshals Service said Wednesday.

The service’s 30-day “Operation North Star” took place in the Big Apple and nine other cities plagued by rising gun violence and killings — with a total of 1,501 arrests across the country in June.

New York has had more arrests linked to the operation than any other city, with busts of both local suspects and foreign fugitives arriving in the five boroughs, officials said at a news conference at One Police Plaza.

Marshals and local authorities have joined forces to make 41 arrests in counts of manslaughter or attempted murder in the city, as well as 109 robbery busts, 84 for aggravated assault and 23 for sexual assault, officials said.

“Ultimately, the goal is to fight violent crime and make our community safer,” said Edward McMahon, chief inspector of the US Marshals Service.

The US Marshals Service, along with partner federal and local law enforcement agencies, conducts law enforcement operations focused on state and local crime cases of murder, sexual assault, robbery and assault during Operation North Star
The US Marshals Service, along with partner federal agencies and local law enforcement agencies, conducts enforcement operations during Operation North Star.
U.S. Marshals Service photo by Bennie J. Davis III
The operation took place in 10 cities including NYC.
The operation arrested 339 refugees.
U.S. Marshals Service photo by Bennie J. Davis III
Operation North Star lasted through the month of June.
Operation North Star lasted through the month of June.
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“But what’s also important is that people are seeing teams of 10 to 12 law enforcement on their block pushing into their neighborhoods and taking the bad guys away. It lets them know the police are still out there, doing their job to help keep them safe.”

Those arrested included 21-year-old Jaden Baskerville, charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting in broad daylight that injured a 7-year-old girl at Coney Island in March.

Among those arrested in the operation was 24-year-old drill rapper Jeffrey Alexander, aka rapper 22Gz, a suspect in the shooting that injured two innocent bystanders in Brooklyn in March.

The operation took place in 10 cities including NYC.
The operation took place in 10 cities including NYC.
U.S. Marshals Service photo by Bennie J. Davis III
Authorities arrested more than 20 suspects accused of sexual assault.
Authorities arrested more than 20 suspects accused of sexual assault.
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The US Marshals Service and NYPD conducted more than 100 robberies.
The US Marshals Service and NYPD conducted more than 100 robberies.
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“We locked up a lot of people,” said Michael Kletzel, deputy chief and commanding officer of the NYPD’s Fugitive Enforcement Division.

Kletzel said the refugee department routinely arrests about 300 people a week.

NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said the justice system must go beyond arresting people, in an apparent shot at lax bail laws and soft prosecutions.

The nationwide effort resulted in the seizure of 166 firearms.
The nationwide effort resulted in the seizure of 166 firearms.
U.S. Marshals Service photo by Bennie J. Davis III
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell called for the arrested suspects to be
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell called for the arrested suspects to be “detained.”
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Drill rapper Jeffrey Alexander was among the suspects arrested during
Drill rapper Jeffrey Alexander was among the suspects arrested during “Operation North Star.”
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NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell spoke at a news conference about arrests made during the holiday, particularly those related to those by the US Marshall Service "Operation North Star" which arrested 339 violent criminals in NYC alone.
Sewell said the arrested suspects should be arrested.
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“They must be prosecuted. They need to be arrested,” Sewell told reporters of suspects. “They are dangerous. So the arrest is expected and we are, but we must hold them accountable for their actions following this arrest.”

The other cities in the operation were Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, New Orleans, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

Statewide, the effort also resulted in the seizure of 166 firearms, over $53,600 in confiscated money — and more than 80 pounds of illegal narcotics, the Marshals Service said.

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