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Governor's LSU prayer rally cost $10,289 in police overtime

1 year 8 months 4 weeks ago March 06, 2015 Mar 6, 2015 Friday, March 06 2015 March 06, 2015 9:22 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - A prayer rally at LSU cost about $10,289 to pay overtime for state police officers.

The rally, called The Response, was at LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC) on January 24. The governor was a large supporter and promoter of the event.

The Associated Press reported Friday night, a New Orleans-based news website tabulated the cost of security. State Police said a large contingent of officers was needed because it was not clear what type of safety issues might arise at the rally, which also included a number of protestors.

Jindal's office said the governor was not involved in state police staffing decisions for the event, the AP reported.
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