NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) –
New Orleans Police worked with the FBI and U.S. Marshals Service to round up violent offenders over a seven day period at the height of the holiday season.
“We’re doing this every single day, but we thought during this holiday season and before the end of the year, we could make the city safer for the shopping season,” New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Michael Harrison said.
The task force made 34 arrests for 59 separate offenses.
“Many of the offenders arrested in this week were wanted for violent crimes ranging from homicide, sexual assault and armed robbery,” Harrison said.
Harrison said five people were arrested for murder, five for armed robbery, six for aggravated rape and five for aggravated battery.
Officers also found three guns as they carried out search warrants.
“Two of the robberies were actually Crimestopper