La. State Police extend deployment in New Orleans

State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson along with NOPD Interim Superintendent Michael Harrison announce plans to keep state troopers in the New Orleans area through November.
State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson along with NOPD Interim Superintendent Michael Harrison announce plans to keep state troopers in the New Orleans area through November.

Louisiana State troopers will remain in the New Orleans area through November, announced State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson and New Orleans Police Department Interim Superintendent Michael Harrison.

The announcement was made at a Thursday afternoon news conference.

The extension of the LSP deployment came at the request of NOPD and the City of New Orleans to enable Troopers to continue building on the enforcement and crime suppression successes of the current detail, while providing a smoother transition to NOPD enforcement patrols.

During the two month extension period, troopers will continue with both foot and vehicle patrols of the French Quarter area.

Troopers were deployed to New Orleans following a shooting on Bourbon Street that left one person dead and nine others wounded.

In addition to foot and vehicle patrols, Troop personnel and Troopers with the Motor Carrier Safety unit have been utilized to patrol the I-10 corridor throughout Orleans Parish as well as the interstate system leading into and away from New Orleans.

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