More police will be in the New Orleans French Quarter ever since Governor Bobby Jindal approved an increase in the presence of law enforcement.
State Troopers remain in the city to aid the New Orleans Police on patrolling the streets after the deadly mass shooting two weeks ago on Bourbon Street. Col. Mike Edmonson says the State Police budget is funding the extra patrols.
“This is all self-supportive. The dollars it costs me to be here in the City of New Orleans will come out of my budget. There’s no new dollars coming in,” said Edmonson. “The conversation I had with Governor Jindal since the day and morning of the shooting on Bourbon Street was to lean forward and be proactive,” he added.
According to the New Orleans Police Department, Troopers will begin their patrol in the French Quarter, but they can be called to any other are in the city if additional help is needed.