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New Orleans Police deploy anti-looting teams after Hurricane Ida

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31 Aug 2021 8:37 AM GMT
New Orleans Police deploy anti-looting teams after Hurricane Ida
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U.S. Police on Tuesday,  deployed anti-looting teams to the city of New Orleans, after reports of several plunder cases in the wake of Hurricane Ida. The police department tweeted that the “NOPD has deployed anti-looting teams across the city,   to protect our citizens’ property,  as we continue the recovery process. “Looting will not be tolerated […]

U.S. Police on Tuesday, deployed anti-looting teams to the city of New Orleans, after reports of several plunder cases in the wake of Hurricane Ida.

The police department tweeted that the “NOPD has deployed anti-looting teams across the city, to protect our citizens’ property, as we continue the recovery process.

“Looting will not be tolerated and we encourage everyone to be a good neighbour and say something when you see something.”

On Aug. 30, Fox News reported that after Hurricane Ida led to power outages, numerous cases of looting were recorded in the city.

According to Police Chief, Shaun Ferguson, several people have been detained in connection with plunder adding that the city will work with the National Guard to take preventive measures.

City Mayor, LaToya Cantrell, however, noted that although looting did take place, it was not widespread.

Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana on Sunday, as a Category four storm before weakening to a Category one, as it moved across the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

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