President Trump outlines federal resources to fight crime in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump is telling a law enforcement conference in Missouri how his administration is giving them the resources to do their jobs.

Trump says there are more than 200 new violent crime prosecutors nationwide and cities have access to $600 million worth of surplus military equipment.

He says funding for a program that encourages federal, state and local authorities to collaborate on crime fighting strategies was increased by $50 million this year. The president says he'll ask Congress for more money next year, but he didn't say how much he planned to ask.

Trump says he's also making police officers a top priority and believes anyone who kills a cop should face the death penalty.

Trump is addressing the Project Safe Neighborhoods conference being held in Kansas City.