Over 80% of the
fugitives arrested were wanted for violent crimes or had prior convictions
or arrests for violent crimes. As part of the arrests announced today, more
than 323 cases have now been closed. In addition, Operation
FALCON-Baltimore also resulted in at least 24 gang-related arrests and the
arrests of four of Baltimore's Most Wanted fugitives.
This is a definitely preferable to the zero-tolerance approach once championed in Baltimore by our current Governor.
I would be curious to know how many of those arrested had some sort of connection to the illegal drug trade.