FBI Boss in Town

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The nation's top cop is in town to offer law enforcement help. FBI Director James Comey met with police chiefs, sheriffs and state patrol commanders from Nebraska and Iowa.

He couldn't go into detail but the FBI head says agents are working on cases ranging from sex trafficking to drugs and Internet scams.

Comey said, “We got to send a message to these characters who think they're safe in different parts of the globe and think they can reach in and think they can steal from Americans with impunity. We got to lock some of those people up."

Local law enforcement officials met with Comey to discuss problems in the community.

"We were able to speak candidly with him and let him know what some of our local issues were," said Omaha Police Chief Todd Schamderer. "Our local law enforcement coupled with federal law enforcement have always partnered well, so we talked about ways to make that relationship even stronger and how to really galvanize and address problems we've had."

Bellevue Police Chief Mark Elbert said the FBI has been incredible supportive in his town.

"'Pretty much, 'whatever you need, let us know,' and I know that to be true," Elbert said.

Colonel David Sankey with the Nebraska State Patrol said it's good to have federal enforcement backing up smaller local forces.

"We talked about available resources and needs from state and local agencies and what the FBI can do," Sankey said.


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