Baltimore Mayor Asks FBI to Help with Out of Control Murders. HereMy lawyer friends may be puzzled by this request, since murders are state crimes, and not federal crimes. However, I see another angle.
This lady had her police officers falsely prosecuted. As a result, the police has decided to just respond to 911 calls. They are basically, on strike. This effect is called the Ferguson Effect. Since the FBI investigated, and harassed this police and many other police departments, they are responsible for the rise in murders. The murder rate does correlate with the solution rate by the police. This effect may also apply to all crimes. The solution rate of murder in Baltimore is a bit over half what it is across the nation.
If the FBI wants to lower crime and murder, it can tear up the Consent Decrees it bullied many police departments into signing.