LA State Troopers staying put for now

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) Louisiana State Troopers have been here for almost 10 weeks. Their plan was to help fight crime and guard the city following a deadly shooting on Bourbon Street in June. Their plan was to leave after Labor Day, but now that plan is changing.

“I want to assure the citizens of the city of New Orleans. I want to assure those that are visiting New Orleans from not only around this state, around this country, but around the world that State Police is not leaving the City of New Orleans,” says Col. Mike Edmunson.

Col. Edmunson says state troopers will stay in New Orleans through November. It’s a welcomed sight for many including Interim NOPD Chief Michael Harrison who knows he’s heading a department in dire need of more officers.

“I’m thankful for our troopers and I’m especially grateful for Col. Edmunson’s commitment to…

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