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Cost of Troopers in New Orleans to Protect French Quarter Would Be $1 Million Dollars per Month

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered an extra show of strength by Louisiana State Police to help the city’s local police force following the early Sunday shooting, but the cost would be precipitous.

Louisiana State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson claims the Louisiana State Police do not have the manpower or funds to provide a permanent force of 100 officers to New Orleans.

However, he is considering reassigning officers to the French Quarter to help calm down both residents and tourists.

Ten people, most of them visitors to the city, were hit during the Bourbon St. shooting. One woman, 21-year-old Hammond, Louisiana native Brittany Thomas, died Wednesday afternoon.


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