FBI, This Week: Task Forces Help Find Fugitives


April 4, 2019

The Bureau has task forces located across the country that operate through a strategically coordinated initiative to effectively capture dangerous criminals—no matter where they hide.


Audio Transcript

Mollie Halpern: Apprehending fugitives has been a part of the FBI’s history and tradition since its establishment more than 110 years ago.

The Bureau’s violent crimes and fugitive task forces are located across the country and operate through a strategically coordinated initiative to effectively capture dangerous criminals—no matter where they hide.

Mike Lovett is the case agent for recently arrested Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Lamont Stevenson.

He says the public plays an important role in helping the task forces.

Michael Lovett: In this case, a citizen saw a suspicious person and, due to their vigilance, ended up having a Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive taken off the street.

Halpern: Scott Garriola joined the Los Angeles Fugitive Task Force in 1996.

Since then, he has developed the reputation as the special agent who has arrested the most “Top Tenners” in modern times.

Scott Garriola: We're trying to get these guys that are terrorizing our population and put them away. I think it's the best work in the Bureau. I love it.

Halpern: Check out wanted fugitives and help us catch them by visiting www.fbi.gov. With FBI, This Week. I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.

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