Extra State Police Deployment Ending This Weekend

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — About 50 state troopers and public safety officers will be leaving New Orleans after about four months patrolling in and near the French Quarter.

         Louisiana State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson tells WWL-TV that more than 100 troopers remain at Troop B and public safety officers remain at work on some bridges.

         The extra detachment was sent after one person was killed and nine injured in a shooting on Bourbon Street on July 3.

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         French Quarter resident Mike Tilbury says their patrols have cut crime. He created an online petition to keep the troopers. Nearly 700 people have signed it.

         Edmonson originally said the officers would leave the city on Sept. 1, but in August extended their stay through October.

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