Tuesday, October 26, 2021

New Orleans police chief says ‘numerous’ arrests made over weekend for looting in wake of Hurricane Ida

Must Read

Glenn Kirschner gives us an update on Steve Bannon’s criminal referral – Veterans Today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BlOZQnIxSQ Steve Bannon Indictment Watch & DOJ Precedent of 9 Days from Congressional Referral to Indictmentby Glenn...

County Finds Out the Hard Way Man Who Unfurled 3-Story Trump Banner Is Virtually Immune to Its ‘Punishment’

The pro-Trump owner of a beachside property on Florida’s Emerald Coast could be slapped with a fine of $50...

Police officers have made “numerous” arrests connected to looting in New Orleans as the city continues relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ida, officials said Monday. 

Police Chief Shaun Ferguson spoke briefly about reports of looting during a public safety update alongside city leaders and officials during a news conference.

“We continue to make numerous looting arrests throughout the weekend and will continue to do so,” he said, without disclosing how many arrests have been made. 

The police department is working with the National Guard and other agencies to deter and respond to reports of looting as parts of the city are still without power and essential services. 

The Karofsky shop suffers severe damage after Hurricane Ida pummeled New Orleans with strong winds in Louisiana. Authorities on Monday said “numerous” arrests were made over the weekend for looting. 
(REUTERS/Devika Krishna Kumar)

He also noted that residents and business owners have reported burglaries as they return to their homes and businesses. In the event the city’s 8 p.m. curfew is lifted prior to power not being fully restored, authorities will “put in place a deployment” of law enforcement and Guard soldiers to address and deter any looting in those communities, the chief said. 

Last week, Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman told WWL-TV that 40 people had been arrested for looting in the city. Officials have pushed back that there has been widespread looting. 


“There is no widespread looting. There is widespread empathy and community cooperation,” New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell told reporters last week. 

Hurricane Ida has claimed at least 66 lives, destroyed homes and flooded many neighborhoods in its wake. 

Read more