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Police ‘staffing crisis’ prompts Louisiana Gov. Landry to declare state of emergency amid 'increased crime'

Posted on AllSides February 19th, 2024
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Louisiana Republican Governor Jeff Landry declared a state of emergency Thursday over a shortage of police officers, the Associated Press reported. Landry, a former police officer and sheriff’s deputy, signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency, citing Louisiana’s statewide police officer shortage, which the governor claimed has led to an increase in crime. According to a Friday press release from the governor’s office, Louisiana sheriffs’ offices across the state are down roughly 1,800 deputies as of July. The record-low employment has resulted in longer response times, it noted....

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