Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

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

3 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Friday, March 06 2015 Mar 6, 2015 March 06, 2015 9:22 PM March 06, 2015 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.
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz


More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
7 Days