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LSP Troopers to stay in New Orleans past Labor Day deadline

  // Friday, 22 August 2014 23:05 //

Tania Dall / Eyewitness News
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NEW ORLEANS - This summer Governor Bobby Jindal approved 50 extra Louisiana State Troopers to help patrol the streets of New Orleans through Labor Day weekend.

State and city officials now confirm the additional manpower will be sticking around well past the September 1 deadline.

You've likely observed the extra blue uniforms and hats patrolling the French Quarter, Marigny, Central Business District, and other tourist attractions across the city.

The additional manpower was approved by Jindal at the Landrieu Administration's request.

The goal was to have troopers leave by the end of Labor Day weekend, but now that has changed.

“They have assured us that they are not doing an entire withdrawal from the city,” said NOPD Interim Superintendent Michael Harrison.

The NOPD confirms behind-the-scenes negotiations are being hammered out between the police department, city, LSP and the governor's office.

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