NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Friday afternoon, officials with the FBI, Attorney General Jeff Landry's office along with other local law enforcement agencies will announce the formation of a task force to combat crime during special events.
The task force includes the FBI, the A.G.'s office, Louisiana State Police, the Orleans Parish Sheriff's office, the Orleans Parish District Attorney's office, St. Bernard Sheriff's office, and the Hammond Police Department.
Officials say the new law enforcement initiative will cover special events in the New Orleans metropolitan area.
The announcement comes as New Orleans prepares for this weekend's Essence Festival.
A news conference providing more details on the task force is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday.