We're starting the second week of a two-month partnership between Baltimore police and federal crime-fighting agencies. Elected and law-enforcement officials announced with great fanfare last week that 10 federal agents would be embedded with Baltimore police homicide detectives in an effort to solve the scores of unsolved murder cases from recent months.
Agents from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Secret Service will work with local police on cases where police have identified suspects but need more resources to file charges. Joining Sheilah Kast to talk about the federal role in addressing the surge in violence in Baltimore is United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein, the top federal prosecutor in Maryland.