Police beef up patrols for Mardi Gras parades

BRPD gearing up for Mardi Gras parade patrols

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Mardi Gras parades will roll through downtown Baton Rouge starting Friday and police are beefing up patrols to keep revelers safe.

Artemis will get things going Friday night, while Mystique, Orion and the Krewe of Mutts will round out the weekend.

Police said there will be a joint effort between a number of their departments and agencies to make sure no matter the krewe or the parade, public safety remains the top priority.

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