Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell have voiced their full support for the law enforcement assigned within the city during Mardi Gras season.

On Friday evening (March 1), Edwards and Cantrell joined the Louisiana State Police for their 2019 operational briefing in the Human Development Center at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans. State Police have been deployed into the city for the culmination of this year’s Mardi Gras season. The governor’s office stated troopers from across the state have been on assignment supporting the New Orleans Police Department with crowd control, enforcement and safety throughout Carnival season.

Watch the video above to hear remarks from Edwards, Cantrell and Shaun Ferguson, the NOPD’s police chief.

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